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A 31-year-old member asked:

Could all types of birth control prevent sexually transmitted infections (stis)?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: Most forms of birth coontrol are designed to prevent pregnancy and are not effective to prevent stds. Condoms may give some protection.
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
Gynecology 40 years experience
No: Birth control pills by no means is protective for any std. Condoms on the other hand are protective. The best protection for std is monogamy.
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
Dr. Marianne DiNapolianswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 8 years experience
NO!: The birth control method that protects best against pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease is abstinence; barrier methods (condoms) offer some std protection but not complete. Other birth control methods like the pill, iuds, Depo-Provera (shot), patch, and tubal ligation offer no protection against sexually transmitted diseases.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

Can birth control pills help prevent sexually transmitted infections?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Yes: Actually they can. Women who use hormonal contraceptives are less likely to develop pelvic inflammatory disease. The best way to avoid STDs is to use a condom however.

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