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A 32-year-old female asked:

What birth control pill is better for me if i have high blood pressure and diabetes type 2 also one that will not make me gain weight?

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Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Several options: Depending on other risk factors you could be a candidate for low dose (20 mcg estrogen) birth control pills. You could also use a Progesterone only birth control pill, or consider the use of an iud. Those options mostly don't cause weight gain - though some women are very sensitive to hormones and can gain weight easily with them.
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