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Sometimes, all the birth control information in the world doesn’t help you to make a contraception decision as you may wish to hear actual user experiences. Come here to learn from the experiences of others. You can also share your own ideas, stories and birth control tips.
  1. Birth Control Advice (8)
  2. Birth Control Decisions (7)
  3. Discussing Birth Control (5)
  4. Reviews (9)
  5. When Birth Control Fails (5)

Does Your Doctor Require a Pap Smear for Your Pill Prescription?
Many women may want to use the pill, but don’t because they are afraid of having a pelvic exam and a pap smear. Even though these procedures are not required for a pill prescription, many doctors may refuse to prescribe birth control pills without a pelvic exam/pap smear. Have you been able to get a pill prescription without these procedures? Share your tips with other women.

Would You Feel Comfortable Skipping Your Period?
Hormonal contraception offers the ability to control when and if you have a monthly period. What’s your opinion of using extended cycle pills to skip periods or shorten how many times your period comes? Is it unnatural or harmful to skip periods? Do you need the security that a monthly period brings? Would you feel comfortable skipping your period?

Concerned About Condom Ingredients?
Are you worried about whether certain materials or chemicals are used when making your condoms? If so, what have you done to find out what's in your condoms?

What Birth Control Myths or Stories Have You Heard?
There is so much information about contraception that you may be finding it hard to separate out birth control facts from all of the myths about contraception. Do you know if you can get pregnant while on your period? Please share your birth control stories as common birth control myths are explored.

Please Share: What is Your IUD Experience?
Are you wondering what to expect during your IUD removal or insertion? Be prepared for your IUD removal or know what to expect during your IUD insertion. Find out about possible complications. See what other women have experienced during their IUD removals. Read fellow readers' IUD stories or share your own.

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