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A 27-year-old male asked:

What is the best contraceptive method for family planning?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 46 years experience
Complicated: That depends on your specific needs, budget, convenience, risk tolerance, other meds you take, compliance, and associated medical conditions. It would be best to have a sit-down conversation with an obstetrician or family doctor so all your options can be reviewed and you can make an informed decision that's comfortable for you. There is no "one size fits all" in such a personal decision.
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