Pregnancy can be prevented in many different ways including using condoms, taking a pill, and other long-acting prevention methods. For some trans people, thinking about pregnancy can remind us of our bodies in ways that might not always be comfortable, but it’s important to be aware of the options available to you if there’s a possibility that you could become pregnant.
Taking a pregnancy test, talking about pregnancy with a partner, or starting birth control can be difficult for many reasons. But doing so can help you take control of your sexual health.
If you are taking hormones, relying on testosterone or estrogen for birth control is not effective. If you are concerned that birth control will interfere with your hormone therapy, check out Bedsider's list that includes hormone-free options. When in doubt, talk to a health care provider who can help guide you to the option that works best for you.
For other tips on practicing safer sex, check out Safer Sex for Trans Bodies.