Last June, Health Canada approved LOLO, a pill with 10 micrograms of estro
gen—the lowest amount of any combined oral contraceptive available. “It’s excellent birth control for women who are sensitive to estrogen and want a very low dose,” says Dr. Sheila Dunn, research and program director at Toronto’s Bay Centre for Birth Control.
• Jaydess is a lowerdose hormonal intrauterine system (IUS). Dubbed the “mini Mirena,” Jaydess helps keep you baby-free for up to three years. It’s also
smaller, making it ideal for women who have not previously been pregnant.
A single-size diaphragm (one size fits all) that doesn’t require fitting at the doctor’s office. Note that most drugstores don’t regularly stock this new diaphragm,
so your physician might need to order it. “They’re a bit hard to find because clinicians don’t know a lot about them and they are being under-prescribed,” says McMaster University’s Dr. Dustin Costescu. “Generally, I’m filling prescriptions for
highly motivated patients who want