choosing an oral contraceptive (OC)

Now that more insurers will cover contraceptives, you'll get more questions about choosing an oral contraceptive (OC).

For most women, start with a pill that has 20 mcg of ethinyl estradiol...plus an older progestin (levonorgestrel, norethindrone, etc). These have a good balance of safety and efficacy.

Tweak your choice from there based on a woman's prior experience with OCs...and her individual concerns.

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