What is your main reason for using contraception/birth control?

Ciao. Ciao.
There are many different methods of contraception out there, but I would imagine that most people have multiple reasons for actually using them. So I am curious: what are the reasons EF users take/use a method of birth control?

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Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Pregnancy prevention
101
STD/STI prevention
18
Regulating periods
24
Other medical concern
11
Other
9
Do not use any methods of contraception
13
Total votes: 176 (126 voters)
Poll is closed
02/13/2012
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underHim underHim
Dont need anymore kids right now, the one we have is hard enough on our sex life!
02/13/2012
BobbiJay BobbiJay
My main reason is to avoid having another child. My second reason is to regulate my period.
02/13/2012
Angelica Angelica
I started it to regulate my period, but now I am using primarily for pregnancy prevention. Though I am going with my current method due to the fact I have only had 1 period in almost 3 years.
02/13/2012
amandaco2011 amandaco2011
My main reason is pregnancy prevention but one of the key reasons I started taking it was to help with my back pain. Every month I would get horrible back pain so bad that I wouldn't sleep for about 2 days. Thankfully the pills have helped with that.
02/13/2012
sweetiejo sweetiejo
I have polycystic ovarian syndrome, which makes when i have a period extremely painful. I take birth control to prevent having a period at all from it.
02/13/2012
Rossie Rossie
For pregnancy control and sperm allergy.
02/13/2012
Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
I use condoms for STD/ STI prevention and the Depo shot for the reduction of periods and babies.
02/13/2012
Lisa72 Lisa72
he believes in the pull out method, and i want a baby.
it'll work awhile.

Also you forgot menopause and couples trying for kids.
02/13/2012
Shiouri Shiouri
Just switched from the pill to an IUD. Aside from randomly needing it for pregnancy prevention, I mostly need it for medical stuff. My period, aside from being horribly irregular without birth control, last super heavily for two weeks.... Then I also have such horrible cramping I cannot describe the pain. I have an incredibly tilted uterus and it is apparently a cause of at least the horrible cramping. (They barely managed to find my cervix to get my IUD in though, that's how tilted my uterus is!)
02/13/2012
Ryuson Ryuson
Pregnancy protection!
02/14/2012
Elnoa Elnoa
My husband has a vasectomy, so pregnancy isn't an issue anymore. I do, however, have debilitating periods, so I use birth control to alleviate those issues.
02/14/2012
darthkitt3n darthkitt3n
I use the pill to prevent pregnancy and to control my period. I take my active pills continuously so that I have only 4 periods a year. My doctor said it's safe for me and I'd rather not have a period.
02/14/2012
PDXlady PDXlady
NO babies for me. At least not yet.
02/14/2012
duff duff
Baby! Bad...for now atlease
02/14/2012
Zombirella Zombirella
Quote:
Originally posted by Ciao.
There are many different methods of contraception out there, but I would imagine that most people have multiple reasons for actually using them. So I am curious: what are the reasons EF users take/use a method of birth control?

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I got on the pill as soon as I became sexually active because if I ended up pregnant in high school my mom would have kicked my ass. I'm on it now to still prevent pregnancy so I can finish college and get out of my mothers house. I want to have a child badly but I'm highly stressed with school and it wouldn't be safe for the baby. It's also nice because you pretty much know within 1 to 3 days when you're period is coming and it helps cramps but they changed mine and I get cramps again. I plan to go off the pill late this year or sometime next year to try to get pregnant. After that I'll either get back on the pill or get one of those implants or whatever. I hate condoms and since I'm engaged I'd rather use a different form of BC.
02/14/2012
Shellz31 Shellz31
Cause I don't want any rugrats - I'm too old.
02/15/2012
joja joja
I use condoms for birth control and STD prevention. Not getting preggers is the most immediate concern, but it's nice to be safe from diseases, too.
02/15/2012
richsam richsam
Quote:
Originally posted by Ciao.
There are many different methods of contraception out there, but I would imagine that most people have multiple reasons for actually using them. So I am curious: what are the reasons EF users take/use a method of birth control?

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Pregnancy prevention
02/15/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by Ciao.
There are many different methods of contraception out there, but I would imagine that most people have multiple reasons for actually using them. So I am curious: what are the reasons EF users take/use a method of birth control?

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I would love to have scores of children but financially and physically I cannot so we use condoms since my body reacted horrifyingly bad to the lowest doses available of the hormone BC. We all want our children to want for nothing so for now we have three children we love to bits and maybe later we'll look into fostering or adoption if our financial situation changes.
02/15/2012
sweetpea12 sweetpea12
Quote:
Originally posted by Ciao.
There are many different methods of contraception out there, but I would imagine that most people have multiple reasons for actually using them. So I am curious: what are the reasons EF users take/use a method of birth control?

(I've kept ... More
I use birth control pills to avoid pregnancy, and to keep acne under control
05/23/2012
gloomybear gloomybear
definately pregnancy prevention
05/24/2012
solitudinarian solitudinarian
Pregnancy prevention, though lighter periods are a nice perk.
05/24/2012
spineyogurt spineyogurt
Pregnancy prevention
05/24/2012
thisisadeletedaccount thisisadeletedaccount
Pregnancy prevention. I am absolutely not ready to produce any spawn at this point in my life.
07/03/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
Preventing pregnancy. We're done and neither of us want to get fixed.

I have been on hormonal forms of birth control to control the effects of endometriosis. That was years ago.
07/09/2012
xOhxSoxScandalousx xOhxSoxScandalousx
Pregnancy prevention. I'm not ready to have another kid just yet.
07/09/2012
hyacinthgirl hyacinthgirl
PCOS, endometriosis, and pregnancy prevention for the Pill.
07/09/2012
TheirPet TheirPet
Dysmenorrhea since my partner is the same sex and gender as me.
07/09/2012
amazon amazon
Used to include STD prevention
07/09/2012
Total posts: 84
Unique posters: 83