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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. 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


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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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Birth control pill (Tip)

9% of women will get pregnant in the first year of using birth control pills. ...See more

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Do birth control pills expire?

Do birth control pills expire?

Yes: All medications expire- ocps, like other meds, do not immediately become inactive on the expiry date, but effectiveness and safety diminish over time, and for such an important med it's an unacceptable risk to take expired pills. ...Read more

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Switching birth control pills?

Switching birth control pills?

Birth control pills: There are many types and doses of birth control pills. If one is not working well for you after three months, few side effects, talk to your doctor about changing to a different formulation or type of administration. There are also patches and rings which have the same medication but bypass the stomach and less problems with nausea. ...Read more

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Birth control pill (Tip)

Find/take your pill before your brush your teeth so you can't leave your house without doing it! ...See more

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Can birth control pills go bad?

Yes: Check the expiration date - if they are expired, then use condoms until you get a new prescription. ...Read more

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How do birth control pills work?

How the pill works: Most birth control pills are "combination pills" containing a combination of the hormones estrogen and Progesterone to prevent ovulation. The pill also works by thickening the mucus around the cervix, which makes it difficult for sperm to enter the uterus an fertilize any eggs that are there. Some of the hormones found in the pill sometimes make it difficult for an egg to attach to the wall. ...Read more

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Birth control pill (Tip)

Am I a good candidate for pills? Are there better options (Nuvaring, IUD, Implanon)? how do I start? ...See more

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Can I chew birth control pills.?

Can I chew birth control pills.?

No: It is best not to chew a pill that is not designed to be consumed that way. There is a pill available, generess, that is chewable. ...Read more

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Is birth control pill bad for you?

Is birth control pill bad for you?

Not particularly: If you are healthy otherwise, the pill is not bad. In fact, the pill protects you from anemia, ovarian and uterine cancer, and of course unwanted pregnancy. ...Read more

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Birth control pill (Tip)

One per day - ideally at the same time. Don't take if over 35 yo and smoke. Spotting gen. resolves. ...See more

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How is the birth control pill used?

How is the birth control pill used?

Daily pill: Birth control pills are hormone pills that are taken daily. Depending on the pill, they change mucus from the cervix, the lining of the uterus and the motion of the tubes to prevent pregnancy. Many will also prevent the ovaries from putting out an egg. Pills can get rid of or make your periods regular, lighter and less painful. Using pills can decrease your risks of uterine and ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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Whatis the best birth control pill?

Whatis the best birth control pill?

Any that you take: The pill that you will take daily is the best. Beyond that it really depends on the individual patient's situation medically and regarding insurance coverage. ...Read more

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How can I take birth control pills?

How can I take birth control pills?

Every day: The way to take birth control pills is to take one pill a day every day, at about the same time. Most packs of pills have the days of the week written on the pack - so you know if you took that days pill or not. I sometimes have woman start the pack on the 5th day of the period or on the sunday following the first day of the period. When you finish a pack the next day start the next one. ...Read more

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How do you use birth control pills ?

How do you use birth control pills ?

Every day orally: Oral contraceptives are taken every day about the same time each day without any other medications. They are one of the more effective means of contraception when taken appropriately. ...Read more

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How does the birth control pill work?

How does the birth control pill work?

Blocks ovulation: The birth control pill contains both estrogen and Progesterone and is contraceptive because it blocks ovulation. No egg - no preg! ...Read more

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Which is the best birth control pill?

Which is the best birth control pill?

IUD/Implants > Pills: Regardless of your age, blood pressure, family history, or reactions to other birth control, the most effective and safest methods of birth control are long-acting progestin-only methods, such as the implant or the hormonal IUD, which decrease rates of endometrial cancer and decrease bleeding. They're safe, reversible, and don't affect weight gain/mood. They're almost as good as getting sterilized ...Read more

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What is the best birth control. Pill?

The one you use : The best birth control method is the one you will use consistently and correctly. That is going to depend on the person. For some it is the pill, the patch or nuvaring. For others the depoprovera shot. Many like nexplanon, paragard or mirena (levonorgestrel). Condoms and spermicide are an option. Research your options and choose what is right for you. Avoid pregnancy until you are ready. ...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

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more


Dr. David Kurss
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Oral Contraceptive (Definition)

Oral contraceptives are a kind of women's ...Read more