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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

this op­tion.”

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