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when do you start using birth control

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Work with doctor: For starting birth control, i recommend a thorough exam and discussion with your primary care or gyn physician. They know about all birth control met ... Read More

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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: If this is your first pack of birth control pills you can start it on the last day of your period. Commonly I have women starting their first pack be ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
More complicated: We generally recommend staying away from estrogen containing birth control methods. They do not harm the breastmilk but they will decrease the product ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Some people can: Depending on the persona nd the pill if it is u , i would rec an in office tubal sterilization , and if i was going to put you on a pill at your age t ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to say: The only 100% effective method is abstinence. IUD's are about 99%, the pill about 95% and condoms about 80%.Other than the IUD , the ohe other methods ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Small list: Here are just a few of each: pro's - birth control, less cramping, less bleeding, control of pms, regulation of cycles con's - may exacerbate bl ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Hulse
26 years experience Gynecology
Combination pill: Enskyce is a combination oral contraceptive pill containing a low dose of ethynil Estradiol and desogestrel which are hormones commonly used in a vari ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Peters-tanksley
34 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Birth control: That all depends on yor specific health conditions. At 48 years old, good methods might include an iud such as mirena, (levonorgestrel) the contracept ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Timing: The birth control patch only needs to be changed once a week, which makes it easier to remember that a daily pill.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Blood clot: Any birth control method that has estrogen in it has rare, but serious, side effects like blood clot, stroke and heart attack. Keep in mind however t ... Read More
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