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Sexkitten91
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Hello I have a problem with my birth control selection... I can't be on birth control pills because they raise my cholesterol... I believe, I think its too dangerous, I have been on it for over a year but yeah

I can't get an Iud even tho I want too because I haven't had a child yet and I'm afraid it'll make a hole in my uterus so then I cannot have children

And the ring releases hormones into the blood just like pill I'm sure is the exact same thing


And I'm afraid condoms alone cannot be enough?I mean with withdrawl too,can you get pregnant w.o the condom breaking? And stuff? Idk please help

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Robin Lee
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Just so I understand: You've been on the birth control pill for over a year but your doctor says you need to stop taking it because it's causing you health problems. Am I understanding that correctly? Have you and your doctor discussed other birth control methods based on your individual needs and concerns?

IUDs are not an impossibility for women who haven't had children. Many providers are cautious because insertion and wearing can be more uncomfortable, and there's a greater chance that the body will expel the IUD. It's worth asking your health care provider if it is an option for you.

Here's more info on IUDs:
Intrauterine Devices (IUD, IUC or IUS)

Condoms are very effective in preventing pregnancy when used as directed. They can also prevent or reduce the risk of STI transmission.

You can read more about condoms here:
Condoms

It is pretty unlikely that you could get pregnant if the condom didn't break. IN other words, if there was a problem with the condom that reduced it's effectiveness (such as it breaking, or slipping) you would very likely know about it. Condoms can also be combined with other methods, such as withdrawal, or spermicide, to increase their effectiveness.

The Buddy System: Effectiveness Rates for Backing Up Your Birth Control With a Second Method


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Yeah my doctor wants me off the pill and the iud isn't a good idea because I'm afraid of it so yeah and ok thank you for the articles
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Robin Lee
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Gotcha...so condoms are definitely a good option for you. Was it helpful to read more about them?

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