“However, a lot of my patients opt not to be on birth control for several different reasons. Like any pharmaceutical, there are known side effects and birth control is no exception. There are also other non-hormonal birth control options like the copper IUD, and of course barrier methods like condoms, diaphragms, etc. Finding a birth control that works best for you and your situation is a conversation to have with your provider.”
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