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Birth Control Pill
Contraception is also known as Birth control. 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
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
Yes: This method is called "quickstart" meaning a woman initiates birth control pills immediately regardless of where she is in her cycle. This method is convenient and eliminates the extra step of having to pick up birth control from your pharmacy, therefore delaying initiation of contraception. This method does not prevent pregnancy immediately so women must use backup birth control for seven days. ...Read more
Yes: But get in a routine taking your medications. Then you will not forget. ...Read more
One time change of 1: Hour should not make that much difference. Take them at the time now on daylight savings time that you plan to take them until the time changes again. In other words if you too them at 7 on regular time, take them at 7 on daylight savings time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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