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Birth Control Equivalent Chart
I started Birth Control Pills and am going home for a week (currently in NY, going to CA). When do I take my pills? On EST or the equivalent PST?
Stay on the same: Time zone you have been taking them and you should be fine. ...Read more
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
Can I take birth control as the morning after pill? Condom broke during intercourse last night and I'm not able to get the morning after pill, but I have reclipsen which is my ordinary birth control. If I take several of those- would it be the equivalent?
No,: No, that is not the equivalent. In most areas the morning after pill is available without a prescription. You can call a pharmacy (ask for a pharmacist) and ask their advice, and they can fill it if you want. ...Read more
Contraceptives: If you changed to a higher dosage pilll they can cause more stomach symptoms. ...Read more
What is the generic birth control pill equivalent to ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo?
Ethinyl estradiol&no: It is ethinyl Estradiol and norgestimate 28 tablets. ...Read more
Birth control is not for everyone. But if you are of child bearing age and sexual active then the possibility of getting pregnant is high if you are not on any form of birth control.
Birth control could also be used for management of other conditions like acne, irregular periods, or hot flashes. ...Read more
Not bad.: Not sure what you are asking. If you are asking if you can start birth control when you aren't on your period then it is safe. If you are asking if you can start birth control if you haven't had periods in a while then yes it's usually safe but you should have a work up first to determine why you don't have periods. Good luck. ...Read more
Antibiotics: Most commonly antibiotics can make birth control pills less efficient. So, use a back up method if taking antibiotics and birth control pills. ...Read more
Condoms/abstinance: You can find condoms in many dollar stores and some planned parenthood centers will provide these services for free. Various states allow evaluation and treatment for reproductive issues to teens on a confidential basis. ...Read more
Continue pills: According to statistics up to 50 % of pregnancies are unintended, not necessarily unwanted, meaning that these women got into situations, where unprotected intercourse happened and resulted in a pregnancy. While we consider ourselves rational beings, when it comes to reproduction, the desire to procreate seems to inexplicably by-pass rational thinking. Its best to be prepared at all times. ...Read more
No but you should:
It will still work but you should take your bcp at the same time every day
get in the habit at night after or before dinner, or at bed time or in morning after you brush your teeth
you will remember to take it with the activity you do daily like brush your teeth etc. ...Read more
Depends: At the worstit will mess up the timing of your period and you might have bleeding at a time when you do not expecte it then again it might happen. It will not harm you. ...Read more
What happens if I don't gain weight on one type of birth control will I not gain weight on another?
What happens if I don't take my birth control at the exact same time every day, can it mess with my mood?
I'm 17 what birth control would be good for me?? I don't want to gain more weight because im trying to loss it
Wanting to go on birth control and kinda want to go on the patch but don't know if it's the best option for me?
Birth Control: Whatever is more convenient for you. Sometimes patch is a nuisance with skin adherence ...Read more
My air conditioning went out and I'm concerned it might affect my birth control. Should I be worried? I can't get it fixed until Monday.
Not a problem: This will work properly if you use it as prescribed whether you have AC or not. ...Read more
I gained around 30lbs in a couple of months due to birth control I was on...No longer on that form n can't seem to shed the weight...Help!
I didn't finish my first week of birth control only took 6. I did the take 5 now then another 5 12 hours later. Didn't use protection. Am I safe?
Hard to follow: I think you are saying that you did not take your birth control correctly and then used a method of emergency contraception by taking 5 pills twice. That method decreases the risk of unplanned pregnancy. You will need to check a pregnancy test in about 2 weeks. Consider using an IUD or an easier method of contraception to avoid these scares. ...Read more
What is the safest, most permanent birth control for men? After "accidentally" having a 3rd kid, I want to make 101% sure that is doesn't happen again
Vasectomy: Vasectomy is a form of male birth control that cuts the supply of sperm to your semen. It's done by cutting and sealing the tubes that carry sperm. Vasectomy has a low risk of problems and can usually be performed in an outpatient setting under local anesthesia. Vasectomy is considered permanent. ...Read more
I take birth control for medicinal purposes & not contraception is it bad that I often don't take it at the same time every day? Why & what does it do
Don't worry: Probably you are taking it to regulate your period. As long as you take with in 24 hours it is ok. ...Read more
Can my boyfriend go w/me to get birth control &sit in the room with me? My sister said no because they ask personal q's.that doesn't make sense to me.
Better alone: You should have your privacy and use this opportunity to get some personal questions and nixie ties addressed. ...Read more
I'm under my dads insureence and have a birth control perscription but wany to make surw they don't find out, will paying cash keepinf them from knowing?
Maybe: Birth control pills are available at walmart, kroger and target for $4 a month paying cash. You may want to take your prescription there. Honesty is always at the best policy but at 18 you are an adult and do not need permission to make health care decisions for yourself. ...Read more
Not Clear Yet: Currently, it is thought that combined progestin + estrogen birth control formulations may be less likely to trigger depressive symptoms than progestin-only contraceptives. Bottom line is that more research is needed to clarify the relationship between various birth control forms and mood changes. ...Read more
Could be: Many antibiotics can decrease the effect of birth control pills. If you are sexually active and your period is late, it is time to see your doctor for a pregnancy test. ...Read more
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