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contraceptive pills for a unmarried girl, is there no harm to take it? as contraceptive has lot many disadvantages? even weight gains due to pills?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Designed as an aid: Though best known for their contraceptive benefit, ocp's were originally developed to treat disturbances in menstrual flow. All prescription meds have risks to some, but a teen that is constantly home in bed with menstrual pain or anemic from excessive blood loss can have a normal life with the aid of hormonal pacing. They can also clear up acne before kids develop scarring.

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