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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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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 you tell me what birth control options are?

Can you tell me what birth control options are?

Effective Convenient: Contraception gives women the freedom to plan their families. Your priorities should be effectiveness, then convenience, side effects, and cost. Keep in mind that all forms of birth control are safer than pregnancy. Check out this article: http://www.Womenshealthfremont.Com/newsdesk/news/contraceptive-upgrade-proves-cost-effective. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are birth control options for someone with high blood pressure?

Could you tell me what are birth control options for someone with high blood pressure?

BP control and BC pi: If your BP is controlled, you can take low harmone bc pills like loestrin 1/20. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what birth control pills are?

Can you tell me what birth control pills are?

Hormones: The most commonly used birth control pills have two hormones in them, estrogen and progestin. Birth control pills help prevent pregnancy through four methods. They make the cervical mucus too think for sperm to move. They slow the fine hairs in the fallopian tube that push the egg forward. They thin the lining of the uterus so an egg can't live there. They stop your ovaries from making an egg. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what birth control pills worked well for you?

Can anyone tell me what birth control pills worked well for you?

Most of them: Because modern oral contraceptive pills are considerably lower dosages than the 1960 and 70's the hormonal effects are generally less impactful. With 20 and 30 microgram estrogen pills, most all of them work well with patients, even in the generic forms. It is simply a matter of the MD adjusting the dosages to fit the patient rather than utilizing the MD's only "favorite" pill. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what birth control methods won't effect libido a lot?

Can anyone tell me what birth control methods won't effect libido a lot?

Check out PP: Non-hormonal contraceptive options such as condoms, diaphragm, cervical cap or IUD (intra-uterine device) are less likely to negatively affect your libido. If you're absolutely sure you don't want any more children, consider tubal ligation (for you) or vasectomy (for him but also less risky for both). Check out Planned Parenthood's http://www.plannedparenthood.org/all-access/my-method-26542.htm ...Read more

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What birth control options are safe and effective for women?

Birth control safety: All have a degree of risk, but the ones considered most safe and effective are usually long term types with progesterone, like IUDs and Nexplanon. IUDs come with 3, 5, and 10 years of prevention and are 99.9% effective. The 10 year IUD has no hormone. The Nexplanon device has progesterone and lasts 3 years. Least effective--barrier (condoms), pills. Talk to your doctor about what is best for you. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about birth control?

Can you tell me about birth control?

Many options.: Their are many options for birth control that may be appropriate depending on your medical history and your reproductive plans. Options include barrier methods, hormonal methods like pills and rings, long acting reversible methods like the iud, Implanon and Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone). Each method has pros and cons. To decide which is best for you go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Which birth control options do I have?

Which birth control options do I have?

BC options for women: Birth control pills, birth control patch, vaginal contraceptive ring (nuvaring), injectable 3 month contraceptive shot (depo provera), implantable contraceptive rod (nexplanon), hormone-free iud (paragard) and Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud, also: the post-coital 'morning after' pill, or post-coitally placed copper iud, condoms, spermicidal foams/gels/sponges, abstinence. ...Read more

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