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Are progestin-only birth control pills safe for women who get migraines with aura?

Are progestin-only birth control pills safe for women who get migraines with aura?

Yes: It is the recommended pil for women with aura associated migraines. Effectiveness is about 92-97% effective. Most effective if taken at the same time every day perfectly. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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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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Is birth control ineffective for overweight women?

Is birth control ineffective for overweight women?

No it's effective: However, if you're severely overweight you may need birth control less often than if you're thin -- both because of Insulin resistance and relative infertility, but also because of decreasing opportunity. Remember, there are multiple methods for birth control and none are affected by weight. ...Read more

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What's the youngest age for using birth control pills?

What's the youngest age for using birth control pills?

Onset of menses: The short answer is that once a female is menstruating she is capable of conceiving. Now, whether or not a young teenage girl should be on birth control is obviously a whole other discussion. ...Read more

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Will male fertility drugs cause pregnancy in a female taking birth control pills?

Will male fertility drugs cause pregnancy in a female taking birth control pills?

Birth Control Pill: If your partner is taking a low dose birth control pill, or misses several pills, there may not be enough hormone to suppress ovulation and she can get pregnant whether you are taking male fertility drugs or not. Still, if you are taking male fertility supplements, it suggests you may have a low sperm count and that reduces the chance of her conceiving. You should get semen analysis to find out. ...Read more

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Can I start taking active birth control pills during the middle of my period?

Can I start taking active birth control pills during the middle of my period?

Sure.: In fact, you can skip up to two periods by taking the active pills without placebo break for three months in a row. Ask your gynecologist if that is a good option for you. ...Read more

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Are birth control pills safe for a 12 year old?

Are birth control pills safe for a 12 year old?

Yes if needed: There are young girls who benefit from birth control pills. This may be for bleeding abnormalities, painful cycles (endometriosis), or both. If taken properly, it should not be a problem & i prefer this to injectable progestins (dmpa, depo-provera) in young girls since they benefit from the estrogen. ...Read more

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Can a women menstruate while taking the active tablets in the birth control packet?

Can a women menstruate while taking the active tablets in the birth control packet?

OCP and periods: Usually your period will adjust to regular predictable cycles on common birth control pills. At times it might be abnormal, especially if something interferes with hormone balance, like missing a pill. ...Read more

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Who are the 1% of people on birth control pills that become pregnant? Missed pills, medicines failure?..Etc?

Who are the 1% of people on birth control pills that become pregnant? Missed pills, medicines failure?..Etc?

Missed pills: You're exactly correct! there's theoretical effectiveness vs real life. Former assumes taking medications exactly as directed while latter is well, subject to human failure. If you read this website, you'll find many questions on what to do b/c someone forgot to take her pills. That's why tubal ligation, shots & iuds have a higher real life effectiveness, closer to theoretical. ...Read more

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Do the majority of women take birth control pills?

Do the majority of women take birth control pills?

Yes: Worldwide ocp's (the pill) have remained most popular, but with so many excellent alternatives, that may be changing. A generic pill is probably most cost effective. The "pill" when considering pregnancy as a risk, has continued to remain one of the safest options avail. ...Read more

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Women with nly one overy need birth control pills?

Women with nly one overy need birth control pills?

Only need one: One ovary can get you just as pregnant as 2. If you want to avoid it you need to use contraception.What form you use is your choice. ...Read more

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What birth control makes females gain weight? Birth Control Pills or the injection?

What birth control makes females gain weight? Birth Control Pills or the injection?

No: birth control pills or injection will cause cyclic wt gain and not to affect you in the long run if you exercise and eat right unless you have hormone imbalance or endocrine problems. hope you find the best choce for your family planning. ...Read more

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Could i start taking tri sprintec birth control pills in the middle of my cycle?

Could i start taking tri sprintec birth control pills in the middle of my cycle?

No: U have to waut till the 1st day of your period or the sunday after your period starts. ...Read more

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Which is the preferred birth control for teenage girls to regulate cycles?

Which is the preferred birth control for teenage girls to regulate cycles?

Oral contraceptive: If you are looking for a birth control to give you regular periods then a monophasic birth control pill will likely work the best. Ask your pediatrician or gynecologist for a suggestion. ...Read more

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I've been on mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) birth control pills for 9 years with no period in 3 years. Is this ok?

I've been on mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) birth control pills for 9 years with no period in 3 years. Is this ok?

No peroid on mircett: Yes, the longer you take a birth control pill and take it regularly, the lighter your period may become and eventually disappear. If you even spot one day during the proper time, it is considered a period. You have nothing to worry about. If you would like to have a period your dr. May prescribe some other hormones to take with your Mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) and induce a cycle. ...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. Creighton Wright
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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