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Hear real women and men share their very real experiences with different methods of birth control.

dara, 18, the patch

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Dara started taking the pill when she was in middle school to help with painful periods. When she became sexually active, she decided to get on a birth control method she wouldn't need to remember every day. Dara chose the Xulane patch because it helps with her periods and she only needs to think about it once a week.

Dara knows the patch isn’t for everyone since it may not be as effective for people over a certain weight or BMI (body mass index). She's also aware that it doesn't protect from STIs. (Fortunately, condoms are awesome for that.) Still, for her, the patch is a perfect fit.

It’s the perfect level of hormones for me.
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