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A 20-year-old female asked:

Are low dose birth control pills less effective than high dose ones? (i was switched to junel fe 1/20 after having problems with a higher dose pill)

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Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 26 years experience
No: Not if you take them regularly. If you are extremely overweight there is data that low dose birth control is not as effective.

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Last updated Mar 25, 2014

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