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A 29-year-old member asked:

Is desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) birth control effective?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
If taken properly: But i never write for that one, i put my pts on lower dose pills which are safer and less cahnce wt gain , bloating, blood clots , I use 10-25 mcg estrogen in teh pills i write.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

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

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 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.
A 29-year-old member asked:

How long does it take desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) birth control to start working?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
After one month: After one month of continuous use unless you started the Desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) on days 1 through 3 of your menses. Under that condition it usually works the first month. To be safe, use a"backup" barrier method of contraception during the first month of any pill use.
A 38-year-old member asked:

How soon after starting desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) birth control can I have unprotected sex?

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Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 50 years experience
Unprotected sex: How soon after starting Desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) birth control can I have unprotected sex? Everyone is biologically different, but the safe suggestion is to use a back method of contraception the first month when starting bcp's. I admit that it is somewhat inconvenient, and maybe unnecessary for most women, but it will prevent an unwanted pregnancy.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What are the possible side effects of the birth control pill desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel)?

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Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
The same: All hormonal contraceptives carry the same risks, primarily would be increasing slightly the risk of a blood clot in a blood vessel. These risks are higher in smokers, especially over 35yo, and those people with hereditary blood clotting abnormalities.
Last updated Mar 22, 2020

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