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2. Review your birth control options
Are you using the contraception that best suits your lifestyle? What worked for you a couple of years ago may not be your best option right now, so talk to your gynecologist about contraception at your annual exam.
Apart from preventing pregnancy, some of the birth control options can also help regulate your menstrual cycle and reduce period-related breakouts, headaches, cramps and other symptoms. These are factors you might want to take into consideration.
Combination pills, for instance, can help with acne. If you dislike the hassle of taking daily pills, the Depo-Provera shot also helps relieve heavy menstrual flow; as does the IUD, if you want to postpone having kids long-term.