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Do You Ovulate While On Birth Control Pills
You can.: Birth control pills (bcp's) are intended to suppress the ovaries and prevent pregnancy by preventing ovulation. However, nothing is 100%. Failure rates for pregnancy with bcp's can be 1% to 5% depending on the particular pill and on the patient compliance. Skipping pills is the usual cause for failure, but ovulation (and pregnancy) can occur even when the pill is taken properly. ...Read more
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
You get when stop pi: There are 21 pills packs without placebo which will make you have your period approx. A week after your 21 pill pack is finished.If you have 28 pill pack the same thing will happen only you will continue to take your pills with a new pack every 28 days.So in other words your periods only come after you have finished 21 birth control pills.And you do not get your periods while you are taking pills. ...Read more
Not likely: No form of birth control is 100% except absolute abstinence. Oral contraceptives are 98% effective when taken as prescribed - very effective. Missing doses will decrease their effectiveness. If you are good about taking your medicine daily then the likelihood of pregnancy is extremely low. Remember OCPs don't protect against STDs so we always recommend barrier protection for health safety. ...Read more
As : As long as you take your active pills correctly (every day at the same time every day), you have a less than 1% chance of becoming pregnant during any part of your cycle (including during the inactive pill week). You do not need any additional methods of protection to prevent pregnancy, however, condoms are the only way to protect yourself against sexually transmitted diseases. ...Read more
Birth control basics: This is a good over view by Mayo Clinic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/birth-control/basics/birth-control-basics/hlv-20049454 ...Read more
Yes they are : Yes these are effective if you take at the start or during your periods as it suppresses the ovulation which happens at about mid period , they also lakes vaginal mucus thick so that sperm can not travel to uterus and harder for the fertilized egg to attach to the uterus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NO!: Most women ovulate the first month after stopping the pills. They do not have any long term effects on ovulation. However, some women take birth control pills for reasons other than contraception. Women who did not ovulate before taking pills may not ovulate now. It is possible to develop a problem with ovulation while taking the pills and only by stopping the pills is that problem detected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Not if you took the first 3 weeks properly. But remember, only abstinence is 100% foolproof. The pills do have a failure rate. ...Read more
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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