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What to avoid?

Illness/Condition - Avoid

Frequent cases of cystitis – Diaphragm, spermicide and vaginal ring.

Frequent cases of infections in the vagina – Diaphragm and vaginal ring.

Allergic to rubber – Condom, diaphragm and vaginal ring.

Weak vagina or prolapsed uterus – Diaphragm.

Frequent cases of inflammation in the abdomen – Coil and spermicide.

Powerful and painful menstruations – Coil.

Have not yet given birth – Coil.

Breastfeeds – Contraceptive pills, contraceptive implant, vaginal ring and contraceptive patch.

Have or have had breast cancer – contraceptive pills, mini-pills, contraceptive implant and contraceptive patch.

Have or have had cancer in the uterus – contraceptive pills, vaginal ring and contraceptive patch.

Have or have had a thrombosis in the brain, heart, lungs or legs – contraceptive pills, vaginal ring and contraceptive patch.

Suffers from increased blood pressure, diabetes or migraine – contraceptive pills, vaginal ring and contraceptive patch.

Have or have had a liver disease – contraceptive pills, mini-pills and contraceptive patch.

Is more than 35 years old and a smoker – contraceptive pills, vaginal ring and contraceptive patch.

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