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Is there any sort of over-the-counter birth control that is reliable? i know condoms work but i'm insecure.

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Double barrier: condoms PLUS: spermicidal gel, foam, sponges, diaphragm, IUD or female Progesterone insert.

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Dinuba, CA
A 16-year-old female asked:

Is there any over-the-counter birth control that is very reliable? If so, what kind? I know condoms are effective but I'm insecure and rather use BC.

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Dr. Bryan Kurtz
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No: Condoms and spermicide are the only OTC BC at this time. Emergency contraception is OTC, but that's not a good long-term answer. There is some discussion of making OCPs available, but I don't expect that any time soon. Sounds like you need to see your GYN to discuss options.

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