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what age did you start your birth control???

Posted by on Mar. 20, 2011 at 6:02 PM
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by on Mar. 20, 2011 at 6:02 PM
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AmyG1976
by Silver Member on Mar. 20, 2011 at 6:05 PM

 my current birth control his a vax :) I/we started that when I was 30. I started taking birth control for the first time when I was 16.

VintageWife
by Silver Member on Mar. 20, 2011 at 6:07 PM
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 never

htreveth
by Heidi on Mar. 20, 2011 at 6:24 PM
Ummm young. I think 14? I took it to try to help control painful periods, endometriosis. Why do you ask?
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mumsy2three
by Shauna on Mar. 20, 2011 at 6:43 PM

I was diagnosed with menorrhagia when I was 15 and put on a low dose BCP to regulate my cycle.

Mom2Kenleigh05
by on Mar. 20, 2011 at 7:09 PM

I was in my early 20's.  My body doesn't like birth control.. So i can't take the pills, i've tried to IUD, i've tried the arm implant, I've tried it call.  Finally after a year and 3 months my body has finally liked the Depo... however ive gained 10 lbs from it

catsmom1993
by on Mar. 20, 2011 at 7:15 PM

I was 16

HouseKatof2
by on Mar. 20, 2011 at 7:21 PM

I was put on birth control pills when I was 14. 

It was a decision made after I was hospitalized with an ovarian cyst the size of a grapefruit. When they did an ultrasound they found I had a total of 27 cysts between both my ovaries. They said with every ovulation a cyst had formed. Stop the ovulation, stop the cysts. 

 

For the record- because I know it is often thought that, by placing a teenager on birth control you are telling her it is okay to have sex- I didn't have sex for more than 2 years after going on the pill.  

Andl2ea
by on Mar. 20, 2011 at 7:24 PM
I started when I was 18 because I waited to become sexually active. I lost a few boyfriends that way lol. Ive used pills mostly and the patch once but went back to pills.
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psychodiva
by on Mar. 20, 2011 at 7:26 PM

15 

shaunadale
by on Mar. 20, 2011 at 7:32 PM

16, stopped at 20, started again around 27, stopped at 29. Then took the mini-pill after each pregnancy for about 4 months. Never again! I am done with BC pills. Hubby had a vasectomy in '09.

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