What birth controls cause dryness down there?
By Attia @ Planned Parenthood | Dec. 22, 2020, 3:02 p.m.
Category: Ask the Experts, Birth Control
Someone asked us:
What birthcontrols dont cause dryness down there? I'm currently on Nexplanon.
Vaginal dryness is a hormonal side effect of some birth control methods that contain the hormones estrogen or progesterone.
Hormones play a major part in puberty, your menstrual cycle, and pregnancy. The hormones in birth control can affect your body in different ways, and people react differently to hormonal birth control. Vaginal dryness is one side effect that some people may experience while using their hormonal birth control method. But there are many birth control methods you can use with no hormones like the copper IUD, condoms, cervical caps, and the birth control sponge.
It’s important to consider that vaginal dryness can also be caused by your overall physical health, emotions, and lifestyle. Any of these things can affect your wetness and the amount of discharge you experience throughout the day.
Using water- or silicone-based lubricants can help make you more comfortable throughout the day and during sex.
Tags: birthcontrol, dryness, vaginal