Do I need to switch birth control? What options do I have?
There are many different options for birth control. Those who have had a blood clot should absolutely avoid estrogen-based birth controls. Non-estrogen-based birth controls include IUD’s (Mirena, Lileta, Kyleena, Skyla), Mini Pill, Implant, Copper IUD, Condoms, Spermicides, Diaphragm, Sponge, Tubal Ligation, or Vasectomy. The only progestin only contraceptive that should be avoided is the Depo-Provera injection. Learn more about birth control and blood clots.