I have just started dating a girl who says she cannot take the pill because of how it makes her feel. I really want to be safe and not deal with a pregnancy. Is she telling the truth?


I dnt believe dat at

I dnt believe dat at all,there are other contraceptives she can use that'l suit her. She only wants 2 put u in trouble n den wt's gonna happen.Tlk 2 her, it's all about being safe yea... I bet nxt wk she mite tell u she's takin d pill when really she aint, den wt?>she drop a Bomb - Be CaReFuL

Don't be so quick to dismiss

Don't be so quick to dismiss your girlfriend's concerns. One of the most common complaints from women is that after starting hormonal contraceptives they just don't feel like having sex any more. Doctors frequently dismiss these concerns about sex drive but there may be a basis in fact. Until recently, few studies have examined this issue. The most recent research has found that loss of libido is a common problem and may not be reversible.

Furthermore, depression is a common symptom of hormonal contraceptives, especially among women who are prone to mood disorders.

There are plenty of other good contraceptives that don't involve hormones. Women who don't want to take them should be pressured into it.

Best,
Dr. Williams

Monnica Williams, Ph.D.
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Hi KK2, There are other

Hi KK2,

There are other options for birth control such as condoms, IUD, spermicides, the mini-pill (has no estrogen), male birth control pill. You have plenty of options for contraceptives to prevent pregnancy.

Best of Luck,
TammyM

 
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