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Birth control pill

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Connors
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Birth control pills: There are many types and doses of birth control pills. If one is not working well for you after three months, few side effects, talk to your doctor ab... Read More

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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 15 years experience
Yes: All medications expire- ocps, like other meds, do not immediately become inactive on the expiry date, but effectiveness and safety diminish over time,... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Yes: Check the expiration date - if they are expired, then use condoms until you get a new prescription.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Syal
Dr. Raj Syalanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Stops ovulation: Birth control pills stop ovulation, thicken cervical mucous, and thin the endometrial lining. All these work together to prevent pregnancy/.
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gray
Obstetrics and Gynecology 14 years experience
No: It is best not to chew a pill that is not designed to be consumed that way. There is a pill available, generess, that is chewable.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Not particularly: If you are healthy otherwise, the pill is not bad. In fact, the pill protects you from anemia, ovarian and uterine cancer, and of course unwanted preg... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Daily pill: Birth control pills are hormone pills that are taken daily. Depending on the pill, they change mucus from the cervix, the lining of the uterus and the... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Any that you take: The pill that you will take daily is the best. Beyond that it really depends on the individual patient's situation medically and regarding insurance ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Every day: The way to take birth control pills is to take one pill a day every day, at about the same time. Most packs of pills have the days of the week writte... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
The one you use : The best birth control method is the one you will use consistently and correctly. That is going to depend on the person. For some it is the pill, the ... Read More

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