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Does it do anything else

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Thank you so much for reaching out to Ask Alex!
We understand it’s not always easy to ask certain questions, and well done for taking that step.
You asked if taking birth control will stop a person’s period and if it will do anything else. There are different types of birth control or contraceptives, and depending on the type, they might come with different side effects.
What do you think it would be like for you to talk to someone you trust about your options, worries, or fears? This may be a good friend, a parent or family member, your doctor, your local pharmacist, or a school counsellor.
The Irish Family Planning Association (IFPA) ( is Ireland’s leading sexual health provider. They provide information on contraception and other sexual health-related issues, and they also offer counselling on the different options available.
You could also get support from other services like
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We hope you find the above information useful.
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