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A 17-year-old female asked:

I have had nxt 3 months but for the last 2 i've been on my period, went to dr. put me on levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ed for the bleeding, birth control still as effective?

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Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
No: Failure rate nxt is .05%. Failure rate levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ed is1%. Very very low, but way higher than nxt jg.

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