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Birth Control Pills For Middle Aged Women
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
My age- 22, I am a female; curious if estrogen contained in birth control pills will increase my breast size?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No cut off age: You can get birth control pills as long as you have started having periods. You need to see a doctor and get a prescription because birth control pills can be dangerous for a small nber of women. You can go to a women's health clinic or planned parenthood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are my options for birth control? I started to take birth control pills, but they made me sick. What other forms of long-term contraceptions are available for women?
IUDs and implants: You should consider long-acting reversible contraceptives (larc)--2 types of iuds and a small rod placed under the skin. All very effective (the most effective methods--as effective as sterilization), and last 5 or 10 years (iuds) or 3 years (implant). Low rates of side effects, and the hormone iud has low levels of hormones and benefits of lighter periods. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After menarche: Menarche is onset of menstruation. Birth control pills can be started at that time to regulate menses, prevent menstrual cramps, treat acne, as well as prevent pregnancy. However, remember that birth control pills won't prevent sexually transmitted diseases/ or infections. That's why it's important to use a condom each & every time. ...Read more
Person's or pill's?: They do have expiration dates on the pkging. They are probably good for some time past that date but not guaranteed by company. Your age is another thing. Each girl/woman is different - her doctor should help decide and will resist writing a prescription if they think it's not right for your age. Best! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best birth control for my age? I am done having children and would like something long term. I was taking birth control pills.
Essure: The safest, most effective method with the lowest complication rate is called essure. This is done in the office with no incisions and requires almost no down time. Most patients do not need pain medication after and can resume normal activity. More info on essure here: http://macobgyn.Com/drpl/?Q=node/13. ...Read more
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