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A 24-year-old female asked:

Birth control makes me feel horrible. i gain weight have no sex drive! we tried condoms and i get infections, is there any else to prevent pregnancy ?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Yes: You have many options besides condoms and oral contraceptives. See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/birth-control/in-depth/birth-control-options/art-20045571 Take care.
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Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Talk 2 you Ob/Gyn: IUDs can be effective for many women along with spermicides to be even safer. It is important to find as safe a way to have relations as possible to avoid destroying your sex drive, which is important for our physical and mental health.
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