A 30-year-old member asked:
How does birth control pills help you regulate you period? And how long should you take them if thats the only purpose of taking them?
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Dr. Garrett Caldwell answered
8 years experience in Family Medicine
BC Pills: Bc pills work by giving you a constant concentration of hormones (an estrogen & a progesterone). Usually, fluctuations in your body's hormones control your cycle and ovulation. Bc pills give a constant amount of the hormone; during the 'off' days you're taking a sugar pill (no hormones); the drop in hormones causes your period. Take the pills as long as you want to regulate your cycle.
Answered on Mar 31, 2016
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