2. The Pill Offers Protection against STDs

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This one is quite shocking...my doctor made this really clear to me when I started taking the pill, but it appears other doctors aren’t quite so great. While the pill is very effective at protecting against pregnancy, it offers no protection against STDs, or HIV. Condoms are the only way to stay safe from these, and some infections such as herpes can even be spread when a condom is used if the infection is higher up then the condom.