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Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.

Birth Control (Contraception) for Women

One more question to determine if you should avoid estrogen-containing birth control pills, patches or vaginal rings. Also if you currently smoke and are age 35 or older, you have a higher risk of clots and strokes with estrogen.

Women should generally avoid estrogen-containing contraceptives if they

-- Have high blood pressure that is difficult to control

-- Have complex migraine (migraine with neurological symptoms)

-- Smoke and are 35 years of age or older

Do any of the above apply to you?


None of these apply to me.

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