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    Aunt_FloAunt_Flo
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    Birth control is a funny thing sometimes! What can work wonders for one person might make another miserable. It’s so individual! How did you pick the right birth control for you? Did you have any hiccups? I’m on the pill and was spotting for three straight months before everything settled. How about you guys?

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    #106808
    v4wanndii
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    Pill does not suit me, so I use condom and calendar methods. I actually consult my doctor before going on these methods. I know the calendar method is unreliable. However, I have regular period, so we know when shall we use condom within those 28 days. I consider using IUD after I have one or two children though ๐Ÿ™‚

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    #106809
    Zah
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    Haha, all those little asterisks sorta add an air of mystery! Pill didn’t suit me either- its a shame cos I loved using it to skip periods too- so I got a copper IUD a few months ago. Not gonna lie, the cramps are real bad, but it’s such a good method otherwise that I’m sticking with it anyway ๐Ÿ™‚

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    #106810
    Aunt_FloAunt_Flo
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    Haha, it adds some extra spice. ๐Ÿ˜‰ The pill has been great for me with no more side effects, and I do love the advantage of skipping periods! Glad you’ve found something that’s suiting you though. I’ve been considering the implant because I like the idea of using a LARC, but because I’m not having troubles on the pill, I don’t know if I should!

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    #106811
    v4wanndii
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    haha just realized that the c.o.n.d.o.m is filtered. Strange…YYYYY

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    #106812
    stephaniaaaahstephaniaaaah
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    That is weird that con-dom didn’t get through!   I was on the plastic IUD for a few years, it worked really well for me, especially with reducing the menstrual cramps that I was experiencing!  The pill wasn’t the best for me I found.

    Everyone is different, and there are so many excellent long acting contraceptive devices which means that you don’t have to remember to take the pill every day! Here is a list of contraceptive options available in Australia. Family Planning has so many great fact sheets.  Not all contraceptive methods work the same way. They can have different benefits, downsides and costs. Thatโ€™s why itโ€™s important to think about all the types available and pick an option that best suits you! 

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    #106813
    Lube_Man
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    so much respect for you ladies! us gents definitely are lucky not to have to go through the pain you mostly do!

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    #106814
    mak_trouble891
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    I use to just use condoms, but because of endometriosis I am no using an IUD or merina. I can’t say I am a fan, but it is the only thing that seems to be working for me. The main things I don’t like are the long adjustment period after insertion and that I still experience pain with it during sex.

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    #106815
    The_Beep
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    Picking the right birth control is tricky! and even picking the right brand of pill can be quite tough.
    I went through quite a few different brands before I found the right one (YAZ) for me.

    And when I say right one, I mean the one that didn’t make me an emotionally unstable crazy monster that would cry/laugh hysterically when looking at puppies on youtube 

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    #106816
    Nurse_NettieNurse_Nettie
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      Family Planning NSW have a range of great resources: http://www.fpnsw.org.au/index_factsheets.html

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    #106817
    stephaniaaaahstephaniaaaah
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    That is weird that con-dom didn’t get through!   I was on the plastic IUD for a few years, it worked really well for me, especially with reducing the menstrual cramps that I was experiencing!  The pill wasn’t the best for me I found.

    Everyone is different, and there are so many excellent long acting contraceptive devices which means that you don’t have to remember to take the pill every day! Here is a list of contraceptive options available in Australia. Family Planning has so many great fact sheets.  Not all contraceptive methods work the same way. They can have different benefits, downsides and costs. Thatโ€™s why itโ€™s important to think about all the types available and pick an option that best suits you! 

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    #106818
    Nurse_NettieNurse_Nettie
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      Family Planning NSW have a range of great resources: http://www.fpnsw.org.au/index_factsheets.html

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    #106819
    Aunt_FloAunt_Flo
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    @The_Beep it sure can! I had to switch from Yasmin to Monofeme before I felt settled with my pill choice. Ah, I love Family Planning factsheets, they’re so helpful!

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    #106820
    EggplantEmoji
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    The combined oral contraceptive pill (mine doesn’t have a cute name, alas, just Microgynon 20ED) has always worked well for me! It’s one of the older pills, but it has a good amount of data on it though. It’s only $5 for 3 months in NZ, but it’s a private prescription here so costs $35+! I always stock up when I go home :p 

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    #106821
    Curiosity
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    I was on the pill until it started to dry out my eyes (very strange side effect), then switched to the implanon. That method has its ups and downs but mostly ups. I’m just not the biggest fan when in comes to the insertion and removal because I’m squeamish, but it lasts for 3 years so I try to justify the uncomfortable. 

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