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A 19-year-old female asked:

is saheli contraceptive safe? for how long can i have it? will then harm me if i have them for 2-3 years?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Saheli birth control: Saheli is a type of birth control only available in India. Limited studies show a failure rate of 1.2%. It has not been approved for use in other countries.. There are many well-studied combination oral contraceptive pills available if you are seeking a more traditional approach to family planning.

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