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CallMeBuffChick
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Just today I received a phone call from my doctor informing that my antibodies were at a high level to cause blood clots. He ordered me to stop taking my birth control because it could be cause my blood to thick. As much as I donít want to, I am going to stop taking my pill but I really donít feel comfortable losing a method of birth control. I did some research on different methods of birth control and did some reading on Intrauterine device (IUD). My question is, is it really safe for a childless young woman to use this method? Is it safer for someone with the risk of blood clots to use this?


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ErinK
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Well, the best person who can help you assess the risks versus the benefits of any birth control is your doctor, so you might want to bring it up with him or her. Most of the time IUDs are not recommended for young women or women who have not yet had children, so I'm not sure what to tell you about their safety in your particular case. However, there are other forms of birth control that are non hormonal, such as diapragms, cervical caps, or even just using condoms (especially in combination with fertility charting).
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