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effects when you stop taking desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel)?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ovulation resumption: Ovulation resumes when Desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) stops and without any other contraceptive you can get pregnant.

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Can taking birth control pills affect glaucoma?

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Are there any birth control pills that won't cause forms of reproductive cancers?

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How effective is the birth control pill if you're highly fertile?

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