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A 42-year-old member asked:

Can you please tell me about some great types of birth control?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
There are many: Birth control methods include: abstinence, oral contraceptives, birth control patch, depo-provera (shot), sponge, vaginal ring, cervical cap, condom, diaphragm, iud, birth control implant, spermicide, sterilization or vasectomy. They vary in efficacy ; possible side effects. Discuss this with your physician to see what would be your best option.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Please suggest what type of exam do doctors need to do to prescribe birth control?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Gyne exam: In sexually active, or previously sexually active women, gynecologists will usually perform a pelvic exam with PAP smear. Virginal women are usually soared a speculum exam.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Can you please tell me how low and high dose birth control differ?

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Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 26 years experience
Estrogen: The high dose and low dose pills vary the amount of estrogen in the pill. Every pill has the same type of estrogen but the progestin component may be different. High and low dose pills can be used for different reasons and one is not better than the other.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Please tell me if I should stop taking my birth control (having side effects)?

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Dr. Thomas Riney
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Don't stop, change: Brand or hormone ratios, being pregnant more dangerous than side effects unless inactive sexually.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Please tell me how long it takes for to get your period after not using birth control?

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Dr. Carol Peters-tanksley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Depends: If your periods were regular prior to using birth control pills, it is likely you will start again within a few weeks after stopping. However if you do not ovulate regularly on your own it may take much longer to have a normal period after stopping pills.
A 49-year-old member asked:

Which type of birth control should I get?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
D/W your doctor.: Birth control methods include: abstinence, oral contraceptives, birth control patch, depo-provera (shot), sponge, vaginal ring, cervical cap, condom, diaphragm, iud, birth control implant, spermicide, sterilization or vasectomy.

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