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Hey all!

We're trying to help out our users who are choosing what birth control is best for them by collecting "reviews" of different methods from users.

General statistics and information from doctors and nurses is really important, but it's also often helpful when choosing to hear from other regular folks in terms of their personal experiences with methods.

So, if you have used or do use one or more birth control methods, could you take a minute and pop into the Safer Sex & Birth Control forum and help another user with your own experiences? You'll see the links to each thread on different methods in the index, all beginning with the title "Birth Control Experiences."


[ 01-03-2007, 01:46 PM: Message edited by: Heather ]

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hey, ive been using the mini pill for just over 1 month now. i recently started having unprotected sex with my boyfriend and a few days after sex im in pain. ive been having head rushes and headaches and i feel bruised inside, and my ovaries seem to hurt. i know this sounds like a weird question but can you be allergic to seamen or do you think its my body not being used to unprotected sex and the pill working to fight off the seamen?
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Have you and your boyfriend been screened for STI's before going unprotected?
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I've been on the birth control pill Levlen 28 for about 9 months now and I've had no real problems with it at all. No nausea or upset stomach but I have gained a little bit of weight and my acne increased in severity somewhat. I used to have painful periods that used to interfere with my everyday life but this BC has done wonders for me.

My boyfriend and I have sex and it seems to work fine, but it has decreased my level of natural lubrication. But, all these small side effects are worth the painless periods I have and the lowered severity of my PMS. I'd reccommend it to anyone. I was given Levlen 28 specifically for my sensitive stomach. I get sick to my stomach easily and I haven't had any problems.

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