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Can you tell me what combination birth control pills are?

Can you tell me what combination birth control pills are?

Estrogen/progesteron: Combination pills contain one form of estrogen and one form of progesterone. There are also Progesterone only birth control pills that are used more frequently for breastfeeding mothers. Ask your doctor what pill is right for you! ...Read more

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Birth Control Pills (Definition)

Also known as oral contraceptives, birth control pills are highly effective oral medications that use hormones to prevent pregnancy. There are two main types of birth control pills: one with estrogen and progestin (also known as the combination pill) and one with just progestin. The two main ways they prevent pregnancy are: 1) The hormones thicken the cervical mucous, which keeps sperm from entering the uterus on their way to the egg; and 2) By maintaining a level of hormone in the blood stream that prevents the ...Read more


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I'm on apri the birth control pill. I've taken many pregnancy tests it's been 42 days since sex. Can my birth control make the tests negative?

I'm on apri the birth control pill. I've taken many pregnancy tests it's been 42 days since sex. Can my birth control make the tests negative?

Yes, indirectly...: Birth control will "cause" a negative pregnancy test, which is a main purpose of birth control pills... they prevent pregnancy, thus causing a negative pregnancy test (because the woman is not pregnant). However, no contraceptive is perfect, so if a woman gets pregnant while on birth control pills, her preg. test will be just as POSITIVE regardless of whether she is on or off birth control pills. ...Read more

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Cramping from switching from junel birth control pills to apri?

Cramping from switching from junel birth control pills to apri?

Can be normal: When changing birth control pills the difference in the amount or type of hormones can cause a change in the periods. Bleeding heavier or lighter, cramping better or worse. Make sure you're taking pills on time. If this doesn't improve you could switch back. ...Read more

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Birth control pills use?

Birth control pills use?

Safe/effective: Not sure of your question but birth control pills are safe, effective, easy to take - 1 per day, well tolerated, and have other benefits like shorter/ lighter/ less crampy periods. ...Read more

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Are all birth control pills the same?

Are all birth control pills the same?

No: Different pills have different doses of estrogen/progesterone. Your doctor may choose the type that best suits you and may also help with additional symptoms that you may be experiencinge.g. Acne excessive hair growth etc. ...Read more

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How effective is birth control pills?

How effective is birth control pills?

BCP: Birth control pills if they are used as prescribed are 99% effective with perfect use and 92% effective with typical use. ...Read more

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How effective are birth control pills?

How effective are birth control pills?

95-99%: Depending on the pill type, most oral contraceptives are effective in the high 90's percentages. However, it also depends on compliance by the user - miss doses and efficacy quickly drops. While 99% sounds pretty good, that still means about 1 pregnancy in 100 women per year, and if you are that 1 pregnancy, you may not be very happy. The only 100% effective form of birth control is abstinence. ...Read more

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What are the best birth control pills?

What are the best birth control pills?

No 1 best pill.: Discuss with your provider to determine which would best meet your needs. Take care. ...Read more

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What if a man took birth control pills?

What if a man took birth control pills?

Not recommended: There is no reason for a man to take oral contraceptives. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more


Dr. Bernard Seif
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Apri (Definition)

Apri is a birth control pill that combines the hormones ethinyl Estradiol and the Progesterone desogesterel. Desogestrel is a 3rd generation progesterone. That may be linked to a higher risk of blood clots than older progesterones. But the risk of blood clots is still much lower ...Read more