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Who should NOT take BCP's


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Can anybody take birth control pills?

Almost all teens and young women can take birth control pills. There are only a few reasons why your health care provider might feel that you need to choose other methods of birth control. These reasons are called “contraindications”.


Contraindications for taking combined birth control pills include:

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Written and reviewed by the CYWH Staff at Boston Children's Hospital

Updated: 7/25/2013


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