PCOS and afraid to use contraception - what should I do?

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Hi, I am new to this forum having only recently been diagnosed with PCOS. I experienced a miscarriage last year and went 8 months after with no period at all. I am now back to a fairly regular (28-35 day) cycle but have just started a new relationship. My partner would like me to start taking contraception because, well lets face it that is just more convenient (amongst other things). Not long term but for the next 6-12 months. I have reservations about pumping my body full of hormones again, particularly now that it has taken my body so long to recover and my PCOS went undiagnosed having been continuously on contraception since my teens. It is a new relationship so it would be too soon for a pregnancy but I am really anxious about effecting my long term fertility by starting contraception again. I'm 32 and frankly can't afford to wait potentially a year for my cycle to regulate once we decide we are ready.

Anyone been in this situation? Not sure what to do for the best 😦

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    discuss your concerns with your gyno. it is up to you what you decide to do with your body after all. perhaps you can try the mini pill? or can your partner use condoms?

    again, a gyno is your best bet.

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