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Does my birth control also protect me from STIs?


Some types of birth control including pills, rings, patches, Depo-Provera, intrauterine device (IUD) or intrauterine system (Mirena) don’t protect you from getting an STI.

Condoms or other barriers give good protection for most STIs. Condoms do double duty when they are used for both birth control and STI protection.

Click here to learn more about how to use condoms.

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Heatlh Nurse


This answer was posted on September 20, 2012

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