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    Best ways to use Birth Control Methods secretly

    • 4.8   (7 Votes)
    Medically Reviewed by Dr. Deepika Tiwari - MS, MBBS on 13 Jul 2018 - Written by Dr. Srilatha Gorthi - Surgical Training, MRCOG, MD - Grammatically Approved by Dr. Kavita Jaggi Agrawal - MS, MBBS

    If you want to use birth control methods secretly from your partner then there are effective solutions as well. The best birth control methods include Depo-Provera Shot and IUD Ring. Oral contraceptive pills are also useful for individuals who want to hide themselves with using of the birth control methods.

    There are times when women need a birth control method that can be used without a partner’s knowledge. A study of Planned Parenthood clients in Northern California found that nearly one in seven women had a partner who tried to interfere with her efforts to prevent unwanted pregnancy. Birth control sabotage can include hiding birth control pills or flushing them down the toilet, intentionally breaking condoms, and removing contraceptive rings or patches.

    There are other times when we don’t want people besides our partner to know we are using birth control. For example, if you are a teen, you may be concerned about your parents finding out. If you need to keep your birth control private for any reason, you have some good options.

    Depo-Provera Shot (Totally invisible):

    This injection of a hormone in your upper arm every three months is one of the most private methods available and is over 99 percent effective if you get your shots at the right time.

    Birth COntrol Methods, IUD

    No one, not even your partner, will know about it unless you decide to tell. It may be challenging to get to the clinic four times a year without someone close to you knowing, but it may also be easier than hiding a pill you have to take every day.

    This matchstick-size rod is placed just under the skin of your upper arm and is over 99 percent effective. After a nurse or doctor inserts it, you’ll have a bandage for a few days and may have some bruising around it. Once it’s healed, no one can see that the rod is there. Someone would have to know exactly where to feel your arm to find it.

    IUD AND RING (Your partner may know, but no one else will):

    An IUD is a small device that a doctor places in your uterus that provides over 99 percent effective contraception. Partners can sometimes feel the threads that help a doctor remove the device when you’re ready. The threads are at your cervix, inside your vagina.

    IUD, Contraceptive PIl

    The ring, which you can insert yourself, rests near your cervix and releases a small amount of hormone for 92 percent effective contraception. If you’re worried about a partner knowing about it or you don’t like it there during sex, you can take it out and keep it in a safe, clean place for up to three hours a day.

    If you are Hiding Birth Control from your Partner:

    Whether or not you use birth control may be a private decision, and it’s okay to use it privately. However, feeling that you are not safe unless you hide your birth control from your partner is not okay. If you’re in this situation, you are not alone.

    A partner who loves and respects you will also respect your decision to use birth control.

    Dr. Srilatha Gorthi

    Written by

    Surgical Training, MRCOG, MD, Diploma, DNB, Pelvic Ultrasonography, CCT
    Gynecologic Surgeon, Laparoscopic Surgeon
    Dr. Srilatha Gorthi is an infertility specialist and laparoscopy surgeon located in Hyderabad. Her area of expertise lies in the field of Gynae diseases and conditions, and Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). She provides a number of services that comprise of In vitro Fertilization (IVF), Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), ICSI, TESA, MESA, Gynae Hysteroscopy, Laparoscopy, treatment of Ovarian Cysts, Endometriosis, PCOS, Fibroids, Polyps and so on. Dr. Srilatha Gorthi practices at The Birthplace Hospital, Revive Multi Specialty Clinics and Fertility Centre, and The Birthplace Clinic and has a rich experience of more than 18 years. Dr. Gorthi has won 9 Gold Medals in MBBS.She is a reputed member of the Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI), European society of Gynaecological Endoscopy and British Medical Association, UK, and British Fertility Society. You can get her information at


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    Khusha Aggrawal

    Buying pills and condoms are a bit tiring. Thanks for sharing this article and helping me to make my mind to opt any one of them.

    Oct. 10, 2018, 5:02 p.m. 5.0


    Vela Bill

    Is it safe to have shots every month? Aren't injections harmful to our body?

    Sept. 17, 2018, 6:57 p.m. 4.5


    Vienna Ruth

    What happens if I got pregnant with IUD? Should I go for abortion or is there any better way?

    Sept. 17, 2018, 6 p.m. 4.5


    Morales Valdez

    Pocuring free birth control pills is not as difficult as deciding the one that best suits the individual need.

    Nov. 1, 2017, 1:26 p.m. 5.0


    Michelle Bahre

    Contraception in secretive way can be useful in rural areas to a great extent. This is the area where most of the women do not get proper birth control pills or any other method to avoid pregnancy. This can help them have a good health and they will even get proper gap between their consecutive kid…

    Nov. 1, 2017, 12:59 p.m. 4.5


    Seira Sood

    Depo Provera shots are best. Every 3 months it is just one shot and you don't need to think about anything else. Everyone should opt this rather than having any pills or condoms.

    Sept. 11, 2017, 9:55 p.m. 5.0


    Naira Ray

    IUD resulted as one of the best birth control method for me. My partner and I don't need to have any other contraceptive and it is totally risk-free with fewer side effects.

    Feb. 9, 2017, 5:51 p.m. 5.0

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