Here are a few things to keep in mind when you are switching between types of hormonal birth control. If you are not currently on hormonal birth control, see our page on information on how to switch types of birth control.
You can often switch between methods of birth control without having any risk of pregnancy.
It is important to speak to your health-care provider about the advantages and disadvantages of changing birth control methods.
The birth control that you are switching to will explain how to switch methods or brands, and if you will lose any efficiency in contraception.
Remember, you can switch between brands of oral contraceptives as well. If you are switching between brands of oral contraceptives, simply begin your new brand of birth control pills when you were going to start a new pack. Ask your doctor if you feel you need to switch more urgently.
For information on how to start taking birth control, see when to start the pill.
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