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desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) birth control--is it good?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Not my 1st choice: I do not like that pill, and it has 30mcg of estrogen and it is 21 days. There are many pills that have less estrogen which is better- less chance for estrogen related side effects. My number one pill i prescribe is loloestin, it only has 10 mcg estrogen which is safer and it has 24 active pills and then 2 estrogen pills so only 2 placebo pills , so you get lighter periods and less chance of a cys.

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