Smarter Birth Control: 16 Ways to Customize It

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Smarter Birth Control: 16 Ways to Customize It

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"I hate having a period."

Then consider a continuous-use birth control pill such as Seasonale or Lybrel, which let you go for months without having a period or put off your period for as long as you’d like. When you’re ready to start menstruating (perhaps to start a family), you can simply stop taking them—and they don’t affect fertility. One drawback: Some women have unpredictable breakthrough bleeding.

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