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Monique, 26, the pill
Birth control is important to Monique. She and her guy have a similar vision for when they want to start a family—and they both know it’s not right now.
Monique is on the pill and in the past, she occasionally forgot to take it on time. After a pregnancy scare, Monique knew she needed a better system.
So she started putting the pack of pills next to her toothbrush and now she never misses a dose. (If you’re also on the pill, we’ve got something that might be even better than a toothbrush at helping you remember to take your pills on time.)
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