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Birth Control Patch Falls
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
Usually...: But it is due to compliance. If you take the shot every 3 months you are more likely covered than if you take your pill 88/90 days. There are side effects for both and you and your doctor should consider those carefully when you make your decision. ...Read more
Depends on your need: This is an individual issue. Can discuss with your provider. This is a good over view by Mayo Clinic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/birth-control/basics/birth-control-basics/hlv-20049454 ...Read more
No: The nuva ring and the patch are both forms of birth control pills with the same two hormones. The only difference is with the ring the hormones are absorbed vaginally, and with the patch through the skin. Nuva ring is quite low dose in hormones. The patch is a little higher in hormone dose. ...Read more
Yes: Lo-ovral (norgestel/ethinyl estradiol) has a good track record and has been used successfully for many years by many women. Like any ocp, cardiovascular side effects are increased with any smoking so use a different form of birth control for any amount of cigarette/tobacco/smoking use. ...Read more
Different options: Some pills have a sunday start and you just start them the first sunday after your period starts. Others have stickers so you can start on any day. With these you can either start the first day of your period or the first day you get your prescription. Talk to your doctor about the differences in time until you're protected and side effects with the different options. ...Read more
Yes it will: Oral contraceptive pills provide a very good rate of pregnancy prevention. The rhythm method unfortunately is not as successful. Combining the two where taking the oral contraceptive pills as directed and not having sexual contact midcycle starting approximately day nine of the cycle through day 18 of the cycle will prevent conception even more. ...Read more
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