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Q: Can I take someone else's birth control?

You could, but we do not recommend this. Everyone’s bodies and personalities are so different. For this reason, each person should really have their own method of birth control. If you start taking someone else’s birth control pills, you may not be taking them the effective way. Some people are on birth control pills for reasons other than preventing pregnancy, so you want to make sure the brand/dose would work for you. That’s why it is so important to be evaluated by a heal