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27 Jan 2004

Contraception Dilemma
My boyfriend and I have recently started a sexual relationship. As I am 30 and would like to be a mother one day, I don't want to use any other contraceptive methods other than the condom. The other reason is that I don't want to use a contraception that would affect me physiologically such as gaining weight, experiencing problem skin, moodiness, or affecting my chances of one day falling pregnant. In my twenties, I used the Pill for about seven years. I am not sure whether this would affect my chances of becoming a mother.

On the other hand, my boyfriend experiences erectile dysfunction when he uses the condom! This makes for a very difficult situation as neither of us want to have kids just yet, neither do we want to abstain. A fear of an unwanted pregnancy has me resorting to the use of the morning-after pill even though there is no ejaculation. One wonders what problems this may lead to.

Please advise on what contraception to use, and whether or not the Pill will affect one's chances of experiencing pregnancy.
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GynaeDoc
gynaedoc

01 Jan 0001

Your best bet would be to use the Pill. It is generally cleared from your system within 3 months and has no longterm effect on fertility.

Best wishes
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