I have used the pill, two different types. I get chest pains, it doesn't work well for me.
I have used the ring and the patch, and I wouldn't stop bleeding.
I never tried the shot, too scarey sounding for me.
I finally found something that worked WONDERFULLY.. no side effects at all. The Mirena IUD. However, after 7 months on it, I got pregnant. LOL!
In mindizzle's defense, when I go to the OB and fill out all my paperwork (This is my fifth baby) they ask if you were using birth control, and to check which one(s). Withdrawl is listed on there. Its a preventive measure, so like condoms, some do consider it a form of birth control.