What You Need To Know About Birth Control Under Our New Administration

Whether you’re switching from pill to patch or have already found your tried-and-true method, you’re likely on some kind of birth control—62% of US women of childbearing age use a form of it. But with so many types on the market, it can be difficult to determine what works best for your body. They all have their drawbacks: Some can lead to unpleasant mood shifts, while others cause breakouts and weight fluctuation. Beyond that, not all birth control is cost-effective, with implants and IUDs running hundreds of dollars—and maybe even more due to our new administration’s stance on women’s reproductive care. As the future of birth control coverage remains unclear, we’ve compiled a list of your options (along with their pros and cons) to ease your decision-making process.

Samantha McDonald