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Can birth control pill cause acne?

Most pills help with acne. If you think the pill is causing the acne, consider switching to another kind of pill[1].
Still not working? If you try another type of pill and it does not help, you could also switch to another hormonal method. Consider ring, The Injectable, implant, or an IUD. Or, you could switch to a non-hormonal method like external condoms (male).
Try a different method: internal condom (female), implant, IUD, external condom (male), Ring, injectable.


  1. FSRH The Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare. (Amended 2019). FSRH Guideline: Combined Hormonal Contraception. Retrieved from https://www.fsrh.org/standards-and-guidance/documents/combined-hormonal-contraception/

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