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31 Jan 2006

I recently went to the doctor. I have been on the injection (nuristerate) for 6 and a half years. I am 23. I had infection in my overies and my woman hormone is too low, he said I must use Yasmine instead of the injection because of my hormones and because I'm too young. Why? Is the pill as good as the injection? I am use to the injection and now going off it is going to cause problems.
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01 Jan 0001

Dear ritz

The injectable contraceptive nuristerate is an excellent mode of contraception. However, its prolonged use may cause atrophy of the lining of the uterus in some cases ( that means thinning of the lining) and also may result in a prolonged suppression of the pitituary ovulation inducing hormones such as FSH and LH.

However, it is not necessary at this point to change unless you are concerned about not having regular menses or alternately if you are intending to fall pregnant in the near future.
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