I would say only condoms and pulling out.
I do reccomend the ring _ I loved it except it threw my hormones off balance and I turned into a big witch.
I used birthcontrol for like 10 years and it is the most beneficial I would have to say. It makes cramping lighter, periods consistent and routine, and helps with acne a LOT! Side effect I delt with was nausea after I took the pill. I had to take it right at bed time so when it would start dissolving I would be asleep and would sleep through the nausea. Boobs getting bigger is also a plus haha.
I am currently on the IUD, I HATE It!! My period is 10 times heavier-- gross but I go through a Super Tampon by the hour. Not to mention the anemia from the excessive bleediong. And the cramps are sooo much more painful. Absolutely do not reccomend IUD- atleast not paraguard. I heard mirena is better but I was worried about the hormones.
Used the patch--ok but irritated my skin.
at 3:37 PM on Oct. 2, 2010