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An unintended pregnancy is an unplanned pregnancy which creates distress for men and women who are not prepared for a child. This is the main reason why one uses hormonal birth control methods, as well as non-hormonal methods. There are many options for hormonal birth control available, including:

  • Pill
  • Patch
  • Shot
  • Implant
  • Vaginal ring
  • IUD (intra-uterine device)
  • Hormonal birth control is highly effective when used properly. However, it can cause a wide range of inconvenient or even dangerous side effects. Therefore, it is essential to do your research before selecting the method that is best for you.

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    1. Spotting

    Also referred to as breakthrough bleeding, spotting between periods can occur in the first few months of birth control use. Although alarming, spotting is rarely a cause for concern and is most likely due to a change in hormone levels. If spotting persists beyond one week, contact your doctor and schedule a visit.

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