Choosing the best method of birth control is a very personal matter. As with all things related to pregnancy (and the prevention of), childbirth and parenting, I hope all make an informed choice after educating themselves and thinking over their convictions. I used hormonal birth control for a time before I learned how it worked. For my husband and I, because we believe that life begins at conception, hormonal birth control is not an option for us. We have been successfully using the Fertility Awareness Method (FAM) as our form of birth control for almost 4 years. If you would like more info on FAM, I recommend the book, Taking Charge of Your Fertility. Not only is FAM great for preventing pregnancy, but it is also great for helping to achieve pregnancy.