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yet another queston about birth control...

anyway what do you think is better, the pill or an implant.

if i have a family history of strokes, then the pill is a bad idea right? my best friend nearly had one a couple of months back because she was on the pill...

the implant which i dont know how much it costs and i dont really like needles but im thinking that it would be better as i probably woulnt remember to take it all the time and it has a very high success rate.

also whats the difference between the pill and the mini pill.

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Kisses Me Pink
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I'd advise you to talk to your gyno, or a doctor about options as far as birth control and what's best for you. I don't know much about implants, but if you have the money, it sounds like a worthy investment.

The difference between the mini-pill and the pill, is the mini-pill only thickens your cervical mucus, so sperm can't make it past your cervix. The pill keeps more eggs from being released so that when the sperm get there, there won't be any egg to fertilize.

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Nearly there, Kisses!

The mini pill does thicken cervical mucus, but it also reduces the uterus lining (which is why some women do not experience periods on the mini pill) and in some cases (Noriday and Cerazette in the UK certainly do this, not sure about others/in other countries) prevent ovulation, much like the combined pill.

The mini pill is more reliable, but for some women like me who are allergic to oestrogens in the combined pill, the mini pill is usually offered.

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