"And away we go"... My Gynecologist and I agree that hormonal BC is incredibly taxing on the body, and there's too much risk for women to use any of the pills or alternatives (patch, nuvaring, shot, implants) currently available. Barrier methods, such as the cervical cap/fem cap/diaphragm/Lea's cap, were not really designed to use in concert with condoms. Can't use an IUD because I wear a menstrual cup and the suction could vacuum it out *ouch!*. There are naturopathic BC options like grapefruit and lemon spermicides, but I have no idea how reliable/effective they are. I was leaning towards the contraceptive sponge, specifically one sold in Europe, but it has been discontinued. In fact, it seems all contraceptive sponges have been discontinued in the U.S.,... I'm sensing a conspiracy that pharmacological companies only want to sell birth control that can possibly kill you. Seriously. Why must avoiding pregnancy be so difficult?