I have been on the pill for a year now, and I’m 18. Initially it was for extremely painful but periods but has since been changed to a contraceptive use. It was the best decision my doctor and I ever made, my periods regulated, are now semi-manageable and my intense acne cleared up completely. If it’s an available option, it makes relationships more secure, relieves some worries and can help so would highly recommend it to other young people.
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