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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. Brad Goldenberg
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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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My age- 22, I am a female; curious if estrogen contained in birth control pills will increase my breast size?

My age- 22, I am a female; curious if estrogen contained in birth control pills will increase my breast size?

Low dose: Although you may experience mild "temporary" increase in breast size while on BC pills, breast size is determined by female hormone levels and family genetics. ...Read more

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Is a red colored cervix normal? Female age 22, negative for STDs (Had chlaymdia in past but was treated), normal pap, taking birth control pills.

Is a red colored cervix normal? Female age 22, negative for STDs (Had chlaymdia in past but was treated), normal pap, taking birth control pills.

Red cervix: Hi HaleyS, a red cervix can be normal. It is not normal if it is associated with swelling or pain. A normal pap, normal std tests, and normal pelvic exam by your doctor should be reassuring. If you have pain(abdominal or pelvic), fevers, or malodorous discharge, see your doctor immediately. Hope thats helpful. ...Read more

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What age can u start taking birth control pills?

What age can u start taking birth control pills?

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

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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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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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Would anything happen to a man if he took a female's birth control pills?

Would anything happen to a man if he took a female's birth control pills?

Maybe: But, why would he do that? A man should not take an estrogen / hormone pill meant for women only. It could cause problems. ...Read more

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What is the legal age in tx to get birth control pills and how do you get them?

What is the legal age in tx to get  birth control pills and how do you get them?

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 more

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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

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. Andrew Seibert
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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