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What is the best birth control for 22 yr old who reacted badly to yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)?

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Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 39 years experience
It depends: Again there are so many variables that go into a decision process to decide what is "best". You really have to work that out with a doctor who knows all your habits, or medical history and your lifestyle. Maybe a non-hormal barrier method would be better for you (there are at least 4 different kinds) maybe you would be best served with a non-hormonal iud? Maybe you abhor those options. Ask ur dr.
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 11 years experience
IUD/Implant: Regardless of your age, blood pressure, family history, or reactions to other birth control, the most effective and safest methods of birth control are long-acting progestin-only methods, such as the implant or the hormonal IUD, which decrease rates of endometrial cancer and decrease bleeding. They're safe, reversible, and don't affect weight gain/mood. They're almost as good as getting sterilized

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