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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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Can alcohol affect birth control in any way?

Can alcohol affect birth control in any way?

Alcohol use does: Not make oral contraceptives less effective. But some oral contraceptives can intensify effects of alcohol. ...Read more

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Can alcohol make my birth control not work? I am on the pill

No: Not to my knowledge. If it were so... There would be a lot more babies born! certain antibiotics and other medications metabolized in the liver can affect efficacy of birth control, but alcohol isn't one of them. ...Read more

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I am taking birth control pills for endo. Usually at 12am. Wondering if I have alcohol around the time, does it affect?

I am taking birth control pills for endo. Usually at 12am. Wondering if I have alcohol around the time, does it affect?

Nah: Alcohol may affect your ability to remember to take the pills, but no, it shouldn't affect their efficacy. Unless you're throwing up, then i guess it won't work as well. Maybe just take them in the morning? Or before you go out drinking? Put an alarm on your phone/computer. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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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