I was wondering what choice of birth control would help my period?

….My cramps get really bad and my flow gets so heavy I have to wear a tampon so I don’t leak. I’m not planning to be sexually active ever, so I just want something to ease the side effects of my period.


This is a great question!

There are a lot of different birth control options out there that people use to help with their periods.

Methods like the Hormonal IUD and Depo Shot can change a period. This is because the hormones in these methods cause the lining of the uterus to thin. So a person with one of these methods might have a lighter period, or stop having a period all together.  Not having a period with these methods is completely medically healthy and ok!

Methods like the The Pill, The Patch, and The Ring can help a person have a lighter and more regular period.  With these, the person is on the method for 3 weeks and is off of the method for the 4th week, and that is the week they will usually get their period.  Periods and cramps may be lighter with these methods.

The best thing to do would be to make an appointment with a medical provider. They can go over your health history and help you decide what method may be best for you.  If you want to make an appointment at our Teen Clinic you can give us a call at 303-442-5160. In in the meantime you can visit our page about birth control here to learn more information.