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    Here's What A Doctor Wants You To Know About Contraception

    The best contraception is the one that is tailored to your needs.

    How clued up are you about contraceptives?

    So to gain some knowledge on the topic we spoke to doctors from Marie Stopes UK who pretty much know everything about contraceptives in the UK.

    1. It helps to be prepared before you see your doctor about contraceptives.

    2. Condoms aren't the most effective method.

    3. Forgetful people should really try something other than the Pill.

    4. It can take a while to find the right Pill for you.

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    Anyone who has ever been on the Pill will know it can take some time to get used to it and the effects it has on your body.

    "When it comes to the Pill we recommend trying a pill for three months before switching as it can take that length of time for side effects, such as bleeding, to settle," says the doctor. "Everyone's bodies react differently, but remember there is the right contraceptive out there for everyone; you might just need to try a few before you find the one that fits right for your body.

    "At different stages in your reproductive life different methods will suit you best. In-between children you might be happy just using something nonhormonal like the copper intrauterine device but later in life your periods can get heavy, so a hormonal intrauterine device such as the Mirena might be best."

    5. You don't have to take the Pill the same time every day, but it's good practice.

    6. There is no research to suggest that using birth control long-term will affect your fertility.

    7. A coil can get dislodged, although it is very rare.

    8. The IUD and IUS should not cause ongoing pain.

    9. You can get period abnormalities with hormonal contraceptives.

    10. There is no "best" contraceptive.

    Thanks to Marie Stopes for their help with this piece. You can go to the Marie Stopes website for further information or you can call the 24-hour confidential helpline One Call (0345 300 8090) for advice or counselling day or night.

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