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birth control high blood pressure

Hi everyone, I need some advice.

I'm 17 and I want to get on birth control. The thing is, i'm really afraid of hormones. I already have headaches, high blood pressure, brest tenderness. Plus i'm overweight and I don't want to gain anymore.

What would be the best option for me since I don't want to go the hormonal route?

I want something that's easy to use, can't feel during sex, and effective. Well, that's my dream. Lol

condoms are going to be used, this will just be my back up.
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replied June 30th, 2006
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Well, nuva ring is a hormonal method that is such a low dose, that it could be a good option.

Or the copper iud would be the best bet. I have a copper iud because I cannot use hormones! Planned parenthood is usually the best bet at getting an iud if you are under 18.

A copper iud is non hormonal, no side effects, and more effective than the pill.
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