Alyssa, 20, the shot

I hate shots with a passion, so I just don't look.

Alyssa used to take the pill, but got tired of remembering to take it every day. So she decided to try the shot when her doctor recommended it—and hasn’t looked looked back since.

She also won’t look when she’s getting the shot, because she hates needles. With a passion. But Alyssa finds taking birth control every 3 months is sooo much easier than taking it every day. So she just reminds herself that a little prick is not so bad compared to giving birth.

(And we can remind you every 3 months when it’s time for your appointment, if the shot is your method of choice.)

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