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I am 17 years old and I had my first period when I was 9 and ever since Ive had a very long period lasting 10 days with a heavy flow. I went to a gynecologist and since all my blood and urine exams were normal she sent me cyklokapron to take 3 times a day for as long as my period lasted. I took it but there were no changes. When I asked if I could use hormonal treatment (birth control) she said that giving me birth control before the age of 19 would significantly increase my chances of getting cervix cancer and that I should wait. I don't want to wait 2 years for birth control because 1) my period last so long that I get rashes from pads 2) I want to have safe sex and haven't had sex because I wanted to wait for birth control.
Is all this true? What should I do?

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Stephanie, I do agree with your doctor. I have done much research on hormonal birth control and have come to the conclusion that I can't recommend it. I would encourage you to listen and not get on birth control at this time. Also, consider waiting until you are married to have sex and not getting on a hormonal birth control method. Let me know what you think. You can email me at CHERYL51@aol.com so we can talk more. Hope to hear from you soon.

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Diane Cheryl

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I can answer questions about the various methods of birth control. I have done much research about side effects and risks of birth control methods. I can answer questions like "What would be the best method of birth control for me?" and "What are the advantages of birth control pills or condoms?" I have almost 25 years of experience volunteering with pregnancy resource centers. Please contact me at CHERYL51@aol.com if you would like to know more information about your situation or if I am "Maxed OUT".

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I have almost 25 years of experience in counseling women about birth control and family planning.

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Illinois Valley Community College, Austin Community College, Travel Agent Degree and almost 25 years of counseling experience.
I have worked with Pregnancy Resource Centers for almost 25 years.

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