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Any one best birth control for those with antiphospholipid syndrome?
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In brief: Progesterone only
It is best to avoid estrogen containing contraceptives due to the increased risk of clotting.
Highly effective progesterone-only choices would be the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud, Implanon implant or depo-provera shots. Less effective would be Progesterone only pills. A highly effective non-hormonal options would be the copper containing iud. Less effective non-hormonal options would be barrier methods.

In brief: Progesterone only
It is best to avoid estrogen containing contraceptives due to the increased risk of clotting.
Highly effective progesterone-only choices would be the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud, Implanon implant or depo-provera shots. Less effective would be Progesterone only pills. A highly effective non-hormonal options would be the copper containing iud. Less effective non-hormonal options would be barrier methods.
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
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Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: 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.
Should not be a problem for someone with antiphospholipid. Avoid estrogen.

In brief: 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.
Should not be a problem for someone with antiphospholipid. Avoid estrogen.
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Dr. Brian Nguyen
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