Want to take a birth control pill but concerned about the side effects? Aviane might be for you. It is an oral contraceptive pill that uses a combination of progestin and estrogen hormones to help prevent pregnancy, but it has a lower dose of estrogen than many other pills on the market. This can mean fewer side effects like bloating, weight gain and mood swings. Women taking Aviane also report having lighter and more regular periods. Like other combination pills, Aviane is not suitable for women who smoke and are over 35, or have a history of blood clots or breast cancer. Remember, oral contraceptive pills do not protect against STIs (sexually transmitted infections)—only condoms do that!
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