8:18 am - 02/11/2005

Birth Control Survey/Directory

We get a lot of questions about birth control around here, so the VP Team decided to come up with a poll that could serve as a directory/tool/resource for our members. The idea is that you should be able to come back at any time to check the poll results, giving you instant access to lots of member feedback about all kinds of birth control methods.

If you are currently using some form of birth control/contraceptive, please participate! As poll participants increase, so will the usefulness of the resource! Thanks in advance from all of us at the VP Team.


Poll #435540 Birth Control Survey/Directory

If you use a behavioral method of birth control, which one(s)?

Abstinence
29(11.6%)
Outercourse (non-penetrative sex)
27(10.8%)
Fertility awareness-based methods / occasional abstinence
45(18.1%)
Withdrawal
79(31.7%)
Other (please list)
9(3.6%)

If you entered "other" for the question above, please elaborate:

Are you happy with your current form of behavioral birth control? Feel free to explain in the comments, listing your specific method.

Yes
189(71.6%)
No
75(28.4%)

If you use an over-the-counter method, which one(s)?

Male condom
298(90.9%)
Female condom
2(0.6%)
Spermicide
5(1.5%)

Are you happy with your current form of over-the-counter birth control? Feel free to explain in the comments, listing your specific method.

Yes
235(72.1%)
No
91(27.9%)

If you use a prescription barrier method, which one(s)?

Diaphragm
12(57.1%)
Cap
0(0.0%)
Shield
1(4.8%)
Other (please list)
7(33.3%)

If you entered "other" for the question above, please elaborate:

Are you happy with your current form of prescription, barrier-method birth control? If no, please explain in the comments, listing your specific method.

Yes
47(77.0%)
No
14(23.0%)

If you use a prescription hormone-based method, which one(s)?

The pill
393(67.9%)
The patch (i.e., Ortho-Evra)
30(5.2%)
The ring (i.e., NuvaRing)
63(10.9%)
The shot (i.e., DMPA)
15(2.6%)
IUD (i.e., ParaGard, Mirena)
43(7.4%)
Implants
6(1.0%)
Emergency contraception
4(0.7%)
Other (please list)
1(0.2%)

If you entered "other" for the question above, please elaborate:

If you said “the pill,” please indicate the brand you currently use:

Alesse
36(28.6%)
Apri
8(6.3%)
Brevicon
0(0.0%)
Cyclessa
4(3.2%)
Demulen
1(0.8%)
Desogen
10(7.9%)
Desogen
2(1.6%)
Enpresse
1(0.8%)
Estrostep Fe
9(7.1%)
Levlen
15(11.9%)
Levlite
3(2.4%)
Levora
10(7.9%)
Lo/Ovral
8(6.3%)
Low-Ogestrel
2(1.6%)
Loestrin
12(9.5%)

If you said “the pill,” and did not see your brand in the queston above, please choose from the following options:

Loestrin 1/20 Fe
12(7.2%)
Mini Pill (i.e., Nordette, Micronor)
14(8.4%)
Mircette
12(7.2%)
Modicon
1(0.6%)
Necon
6(3.6%)
Norinyl
0(0.0%)
Nor QD
2(1.2%)
Nordette 28
2(1.2%)
Ortho Tri-Cyclen
78(47.0%)
Ortho-Cept
2(1.2%)
Ortho-Cyclen
21(12.7%)
Ovcon
5(3.0%)
Ortho-Novum 7/7/7
8(4.8%)
Ovcon-50
0(0.0%)
Ovral
0(0.0%)

If you said “the pill,” and did not see your brand in the queston above, please choose from the following options:

Ogestrel
1(0.8%)
Seasonale
11(8.6%)
Triphasil
3(2.3%)
TriNorinyl
0(0.0%)
Trivora
1(0.8%)
Tri-Levlen
1(0.8%)
Unisex Contraception (GnRH)
0(0.0%)
Yasmin
42(32.8%)
Zovia
1(0.8%)
Other (please list)
67(52.3%)

If you entered "other" for the question above, please elaborate:

Are you happy with your current form of prescription hormone-based method? If no, please explain in the comments, listing your specific method.

Yes
462(82.9%)
No
95(17.1%)

*Due to LJ Poll Creator restrictions, ParaGard was listed as a hormonal form of birth control; please note that it's actually non-hormonal! Our apologies.

Something else to consider sharing: If you're comfortable, please feel free to tell us in the comments why you're using the particular type of birth control you're currently using and what types of side effects you have (pleasant or otherwise). Or, if you're not using birth control at the moment, you're welcome to share your thoughts about that, too.

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And you're done! Thanks for participating; by doing so you're helping us all make informed decisions about birth control.

If you have feedback of any kind or would just like to rant/elaborate, etc., we encourage you to post your comments. As long as the community finds it useful, we'd like to have more polls/surveys/directories like this and the gynecologist recommendations directory in the future. If you have ideas for future polls, please email rockstarbob at bob @ vaginapagina.com. We always like to hear from you! (Please note that technical comments about the poll will be happily noted, responded to, and then screened to make room for birth control comments.)

Lots of cuntacular love to each and every one of you,
~rockstarbob
On behalf of the VP Team
bloodymerry 14th-Feb-2005 03:21 am (UTC)
just found an old package, it was kariva, for future reference.
xdreamsofdramax 19th-Jun-2006 04:59 am (UTC)
that is generic of mircette for anyone who doesn't know the generic names...I only know this because I used to be on Mircette and then they randomly switched me to Kariva because my insurance stopped paying unless they gave me the generic if they had it...
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