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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Safe/effective: Not sure of your question but birth control pills are safe, effective, easy to take - 1 per day, well tolerated, and have other benefits like shorter ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
14 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
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
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A 53-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 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Check the expiration date - if they are expired, then use condoms until you get a new prescription.
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A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Syal
Dr. Raj Syal answered
32 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Stops ovulation: Birth control pills stop ovulation, thicken cervical mucous, and thin the endometrial lining. All these work together to prevent pregnancy/.
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gray
13 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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
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A 44-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
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Windisch
24 years experience Pediatrics
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
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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

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