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Birth Control (Contraception) for Women

Since you have a higher than average risk of side effects related to hormonal contraception, you will want to consider a second barrier method in addition to male condoms when starting a new relationship. You can also consider having an IUD (intra-uterine device) inserted.

The only barrier method that can't be used with a male condom is the female condom. Male condoms should not be used at the same time with female condoms because their surfaces will rub and cause one or both to slip out of position or completely slip off.

Second barrier methods that you can use include a diaphragm, cervical cap, sponges and spermicides.


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