I'm 23 and I've never been on HBC before (used condoms exclusively before). I feel like as an adult looking to get into long term relationships, it seems silly to use a condom EVERY TIME while having sex with someone I know and trust. The only issue is pregnancy.
I don't know anything about birth control and I thought I would ask for some advice/experiences from VP (I will also be going to a gyno, of course).
I am interested in learning about depo/implanon, nuvaring, general hormonal birth control (specific brand advice/experience welcome), and IUDs. My preferences are that I would like to minimize side effects, ESPECIALLY weight gain, because I'm trying to lose weight as it is, and I don't want to gain more!!
I am currently on estrogen pills for hormonal acne
ETA: I know this is a popular topic, so I guess I'll clarify that I'm looking specifically for ways to directly compare the experiences between each of them. I have some basic knowledge of all of them but I don't know how to figure out what is best for my preferences.