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Oral Contraceptives for Acne?

Many people do not realize the benefits in using oral contraceptives to control acne in females.

We call this “hormonal therapy” and it is FDA-approved for treating acne.

There are increased risks for blood clots with these hormones so anyone with a personal or family history of blood clots should consider other forms of treatment for acne.

This article describes how oral contraceptives are often more helpful than antibiotics in treating female acne:
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/05/us-skin-acne-oral-contraception-idUSKBN0EG29720140605

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