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Posted by: anon | 2010-04-22

starting birth control

in my early 20s and looking to start a birth control programme - i have to wait at least 2 months to see a trusted gynae, in the meantime would you recommend i see my GP to sign me up on the pill? or is this a waste of time and money and should i rather wait to see an expert?

also, besides the pill, would you recommend i try any other form of contraceptive?

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Your GP can prescribe the Pill. Your other option would be the injectable.

Best wishes

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Posted by: gynaedoc | 2010-04-25

Your GP can prescribe the Pill. Your other option would be the injectable.

Best wishes

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Posted by: Doc | 2010-04-23

Your GP should be able to help you just fine. He/she is also trained to be able to do this.
In the meantime you have a few options:
1. Abstainfrom sex.
2. Use a condom (prevent STD''s)
3. Do not use the rhytm method (trying to avoid sex during your fertile period).
4. Do not use the withdrawel method (man ejaculating outside of the vagina).
The last two are high risk methods, and fails regularly.

Therefore...be patient and see your dr 1st.

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