Birth Control Choices – Contraception for PCOS – Robin’s Top 5 Picks

By Robin Nielsen

The right form of birth control can be hard to figure out because there are many factors to consider. I think the biggest thing to be aware of is to look for a solution that doesn’t alter your body’s chemistry, rhythm and function. As soon as you take the pill or put a permanent structure in your body you are having an impact on your body far beyond just preventing pregnancy. (See Birth Control Pill here for more information on regulating your cycle with birth control pills.)

If you decide that the birth control pill is truly the best choice for you to prevent pregnancy, please be sure to learn about the risks so you can support your body to mitigate them. For women with PCOS they most always worsen symptoms, causing further hormone imbalance and put you at risk for serious side effects.

Here are my top choices for contraception:

#1 Choice*: Fertility Awareness Method using Daysy ( – this is amazing and your first choice for contraception. It’s 99.3% effective and it’s just by using a thermometer every morning. Although pricey, “fertility monitoring” is covered by Flexible Spending Accounts – super good news! Just check with your FSA prior to purchase.

#2 Condoms: 98% effective when used every time you have intercourse

#3 Birth control sponge* (it’s #3 because it’s easy): 80% effective when used every time you have intercourse

#4 Diaphragm w/spermacide*: 88% effective when used every time you have intercourse

#5 IUD – Paraguard* (stays inside you all the time): 99% effective (it is made of copper so you’ll need to take extra zinc to balance that out – very important!)

*None of these birth control methods are effective for STDs. So if you are not in a monogamous relationship, condoms are the best choice.

What is your favorite?

Next Steps

Becoming victorious over the symptoms of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is not easy, but you can overcome your PCOS symptoms to live the life you deserve.

It takes strength, courage, and perseverance. It can be challenging and that’s why Insulite Health created this website. It's has information and resources that will help you balance your hormones and reverse PCOS symptoms.

So take these next steps now! Use the links below to learn how to make the changes that will transform your health and your life forever.

  1. Read more about PCOS. Search our 1300 page PCOS library.
  2. Join our Facebook Group right now!  Pose your questions to this group of like-minded women and get the support you need.
  3. Take the PCOS Quiz! Get your PCOS score and assess your risk.  
  4. Learn more about the Insulite 5-Element PCOS Solution

Insulite Health, is committed to helping women reverse their symptoms of hormone imbalance. Scientific research has revealed that this imbalance can be a primary cause of many devastating health symptoms. Hormone Imbalance can also underlie the increased risk factors for PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) - a major source of serious diseases as well as cause of excess weight gain, adult acne, unwanted facial hair, depression, anxiety, and heartbreaking female infertility.

©Insulite Health, Inc., empowers women with PCOS to transform their lives through a process of healing with the 5-Element PCOS System – a complete solution for helping women reverse the symptoms of PCOS and hormone imbalance.