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What types of birth control are there

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Dr. Anthony Leazzo
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Basically 4 types: Monophasic - same estrogen level all month. Biphasic - 2 different levels and triphasic - 3 different levels. Also Progesterone only pills.

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Many different types: There are dozens of different brands; all contain either an estrogen and a progestin hormone (combined ocp), or just progestin ('mini'pill, for breast... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pam Yoder
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
OCs, barrier, IUD eg: If someone wants to know more about each type, she or he could check out this resource from the cdc. http://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/unintendedp... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
BC pills, patches: Nuvaring , iuds, implanon, condoms, daiph., depo- Provera (medroxyprogesterone) and others, please make an appt with your gyn to discuss the best opti... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Not sterilization: All forms of contraception (birth control) are considered reversible except sterilization. (pill, depo, iud, patch, ring) sterilization is performed ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Depends: For normal cycles, almost any contraceptive is available for a healthy, non-smoking 40 year old. If cycle control is needed, sometimes ocps, depo-prov... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Quist
Gynecology 35 years experience
Yes: Birth control that is implanted under the skin of an arm or in the uterus (iud), or the shot have been proven to be more effective because they are no... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
There are many: Birth control methods include: abstinence, oral contraceptives, birth control patch, depo-provera (shot), sponge, vaginal ring, cervical cap, condom,... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
So many: Pills, diaphragm, tubal ligation, iud, implanon, female condom, spermicides, depoprovera shot...That should be most of them.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Irregular bleeding: If woman mixes two types of birth control pills there is a likelihood that she will experience irregular bleeding.

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