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, suggest starting with 20 mcg ethinyl an older progestin (levonorgestrel, norethindrone, etc). These have a good balance of safety and efficacy.

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

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