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Birth Control Pills

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Birth control pills must be taken every day at the same time each day.
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How to use:
Oral contraceptive.

When to use:
Taken every day at the same time each day.

Advantages:
• Does not interrupt sex.
• Periods usually lighter, more regular, less cramping.
• May improve acne.

Disadvantages:
• No protection against STDs and HIV/AIDS.
• Pills must be obtained from a clinician.
• Must remember to take pill every day.
• Symptoms may include weight gain, headaches, breast tenderness, depression or loss of interest in sex.

Effectiveness:
8 out of 100 women get pregnant when using this method properly.

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