Each form of birth control has its own set of pluses and minuses and doctors say every person is different when it comes to which method works best.
All hormone based contraceptives come with some sort of side effect and there are many studies looking into those studies. For example, in May, a study in the British Medical Journal said non-oral contraceptives, like rings, implants and skin patches, carry a higher risk for blood clots that pills.
In June, a study in the New England Journal of Medicine reported that birth control pills with a mix of both estrogen and progesterone, can double a woman's risk of having a heart attack or stroke.
Doctors say the bottom line is that all of these risks are rare. One doctor said in the in nine years she's been practicing, she's only seen two blood clot cases related to birth-control.