A 28-year-old female asked:
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what is the safest most effective birth control option? looking for one with less side effects. i tried the depo-provera shot but gained too much weight.

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Dr. Andrew Blazar
62 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
It depends: On you. If the Depo-Provera worked well other than the weight gain, you will likely do well with a medicated iud or an under the skin implant.
Answered on Feb 19, 2015
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Dr. Thomas Lyons
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Within weeks: Per above.
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