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Are there certain types of birth control I cannot have if I am on immunosuppression for organ transplantation?

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In brief: Barrier methods best

Barrier methods of contraception are preferred.
Birth control pills may increase the risk for thrombosis/clots or worsen hypertension. An intrauterine device may cause chronic infections that are harder to diagnose or treat in an immunosuppressed patient.

In brief: Barrier methods best

Barrier methods of contraception are preferred.
Birth control pills may increase the risk for thrombosis/clots or worsen hypertension. An intrauterine device may cause chronic infections that are harder to diagnose or treat in an immunosuppressed patient.
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Dr. Stuart Flechner
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Dr. Zorian Trusewych
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: IUD

The only form i would be concerned about would be iud as it can predispose to local infection.

In brief: IUD

The only form i would be concerned about would be iud as it can predispose to local infection.
Dr. Zorian Trusewych
Dr. Zorian Trusewych
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