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I need to get on birth control but I've been seriously contemplating about which one I should take. I've taken the pill before [previous relationship] and it was a serious pain [daily takings and such]. I'm considering the patch for less stress but I've heard from a couple of people about deaths and such relating to it which is making me a bit shakey on which form of birth control I should consider.

Any opinions?

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Gumdrop Girl
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The Patch works EXACTLY like the birth control pill. Same hormones and everything.

If you do NOT have the following risk factors, you should be fine using the patch:
1. Smoking
2. Medical history of blood clots
3. Family history of blood clots or stroke
4. Severe depression, suicidal ideation
5. Over age 35

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Toll free STD and clinic information, and condoms sent to your door for Los Angeles County residents.
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