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Combination birth control pill vs Female condom

Combination birth control pill

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Overview

Rated 3.5

52 reviews

Daily

Frequency

91% - 99+%

Effectiveness

Increased

Blood clot risk

None

Effect on fertility

Rated 0.0

0 reviews

During or before sex

Frequency

79% - 95%

Effectiveness

None

Blood clot risk

None

Effect on fertility

Combination pill ingredients

Main hormones in Combination pill

estrogen

Female condom ingredients

Female condoms (sometimes referred to as a Femidom) are soft thin pouches that are made of a thin
strong plastic called polyurethane
a substance called nitrile
or latex.

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Benefits: What this birth control can help with

Acne or bad skin

Heavy periods

PMS and PMDD

PCOS symptoms

Period pain

Protects against STDs

Non-hormonal

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Combination birth control pill reviews

52 reviews

Used for 1 - 3 mo
23 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  2 days ago

  •  Still using

I have been taking it for a month now and can say that my breasts have gotten a lot bigger than they usually did before my period, but they hurt and I have sore nipples most of the time, mood swings, a lot of brown discharge, but I will see if they will go away after the 3 months of adjusting to it, otherwise the effects are really not that bad. I find it quite benefic.

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Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 1 - 3 mo
22 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  3 weeks ago

  •  Still using

While taking this pill I have a great number of headaches since taking it. I also find myself going into depression. Thinking about a lot of negativities things. I also don't have a sex drive. The plus side about taking this pill, I have clearer skin.


Top side effects not reported

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Used for 6 - 12 mo
19 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  20th Mar 24

  •  Still using

This birth control really helped with regulating my moods but did make me gain weight significantly even when working out more because of major appetite changes be aware. My skin cleared up a lot and after 3 months haven’t had one breakout related to hormones. My first 8 months my breast grew 2 sizes with about a 8 pound increase in weight, my second round after taking a 6 month break my breasts did not change size but i did gain the 8 pounds back again after losing about 15 in the break period. I stopped getting my period and do not have even spotting when taking the iron pills. Lastly my sex drive almost disappeared and i find getting wet a challenge when i’ve never had that problem. My experience is about 50%-50% positive to negative.


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 1 - 3 mo
23 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  2 days ago

  •  Still using

I have been taking it for a month now and can say that my breasts have gotten a lot bigger than they usually did before my period, but they hurt and I have sore nipples most of the time, mood swings, a lot of brown discharge, but I will see if they will go away after the 3 months of adjusting to it, otherwise the effects are really not that bad. I find it quite benefic.


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 1 - 3 mo
22 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  3 weeks ago

  •  Still using

While taking this pill I have a great number of headaches since taking it. I also find myself going into depression. Thinking about a lot of negativities things. I also don't have a sex drive. The plus side about taking this pill, I have clearer skin.


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 6 - 12 mo
19 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  20th Mar 24

  •  Still using

This birth control really helped with regulating my moods but did make me gain weight significantly even when working out more because of major appetite changes be aware. My skin cleared up a lot and after 3 months haven’t had one breakout related to hormones. My first 8 months my breast grew 2 sizes with about a 8 pound increase in weight, my second round after taking a 6 month break my breasts did not change size but i did gain the 8 pounds back again after losing about 15 in the break period. I stopped getting my period and do not have even spotting when taking the iron pills. Lastly my sex drive almost disappeared and i find getting wet a challenge when i’ve never had that problem. My experience is about 50%-50% positive to negative.


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments


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