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A 47-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between hormone therapy and birth control?

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Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Amount of hormone: Birth control pills have higher levels of hormones than what the body produces to be able to prevent pregnancy. When a woman is taking hormones for menopause symptoms like hot flashes she is taking low doses of hormones at the level her body would produce if her body was producing hormones. This is to replace hormones.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

What are the differences between the hormones in birth control?

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Dr. Ron Eaker
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Various : Most birth control regimens contain either a combination of estrogen and progesterone whereas others like the Depo shot contain only progesterone
A 38-year-old member asked:

Birth control messed up my hormones. What do I do?

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Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Need checkup: Your doctor can order testing to evaluate your hormones and how best to get regular, particularly if you are trying to conceive
A 18-year-old member asked:

What is a hormone free birth control

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Dr. Garrett Caldwell
Dr. Garrett Caldwellanswered
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Hormone Free: Hormone free birthcontrol is a method of bc that does not give you doses of hormones. Many contraceptives, like the pill, work by giving you a constant dose of hormones that interferes with the natural rise and fall of the hormones that causes ovulation. Hormone free contraceptives find other ways of contraception, the simplest of which is a condom.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What is a good birth control with no hormones?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Talk with Dr.: I would talk with your gynecologist about the options & which would be most appropriate for you. Some options include condom, iud, diaphragm, celebacy.

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