Does taking birth control pills increase my risk for vaginal infections?

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Hormonal changes can lead to less acidity in the vagina, which can make you more susceptible to vaginal infections. Birth control pills, as well as other contraceptive products like spermicide, can contribute to these changes. If you feel that your use of birth control pills may be contributing to your vaginal infections, talk to your doctor.

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