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A 40-year-old member asked:

any other women on estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) for birth control?

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Dr. Yashica Robinson White
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Yes: Yes, many women use estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) and Estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) Fe for birth control. The name brand of the pill is not as important as the hormone combination, and whether that combination works well for you or not. Speak to your doctor about any problems you have. There may be a simple solution or a different type of contraception for you.

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