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How do abortion pills work?

How do abortion pills work?

Interrupts hormones: Mifepristone (aka ru 486) works by interrupting the pregnancy hormones which support the growth of the growing fetus and placenta. About 48 hours later, another medicine called Misoprostol is taken to help expel the pregnancy. This type of abortion is best done prior to 7 weeks, although sometime can be used even later up to 9 weeks. ...Read more

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Abortion (Definition)

In medical circles, the term abortion applies to any loss of a pregnancy before 25 weeks, such as spotaneous abortion (ie miscarrage). In non-medical circles, it refers to the termination of ...Read more


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How does birth control pills (Microgestin 1/20 FE) work and how do they prevent pregnancy?

How does birth control pills (Microgestin 1/20 FE) work and how do they prevent pregnancy?

Block ovulation: Simply, birth control pills block both the formation of a dominant cyst as well as the hormonal surges that allow that to release an egg, thus blocking ovulation. ...Read more

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How do birth control pills work to prevent pregnancy?

How do birth control pills work to prevent pregnancy?

BCP: Works in three ways, 1- by inhibiting ovulation, 2-by creating a very thin lining(endometrium), making it difficult for a fertilized egg to implant in the uterus, 3-creates a hostile cervical mucus that doesn't allow the sperms to undergo capacitation and swim freely upstream. Also decreases to motility of the tubes making it difficult for sperm and egg to get together. ...Read more

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How do xenical pills work?

How do xenical pills work?

See below: Xenical works in the presence of dietary fat and reduces the absorption of dietary fat by approximately 30%. The body will naturally tap into existing body fat stores for energy, which will result in a loss of body fat provided a balanced diet and regular physical activity is undertaken. ...Read more

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How exactly do birth control pills work?

How exactly do birth control pills work?

Hormones.: They trick your brain/pituitary to think that your ovaries are working, so that it stops stimulating them and they no longer produce eggs each month. ...Read more

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How much time do you have to take birth control pill after sex?

How much time do you have to take birth control pill after sex?

EC up to 5 days : I believe you are asking how much time you have after an act of unprotected intercourse to take emergency contraception? You have up to 5 days. But it works better the sooner you take it. ...Read more

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Do you know how sleeping pills work?

Do you know how sleeping pills work?

Depends: There are lots of sleeping pillos so this is very broad question. Many rx sleep pills work by gaba in brain or with receptors that suppress 'wake.' these may come in many forms like antihistamines, benzodiazepines, alcohol. Differences with them are how addicting they are and how long they last. Typically the sleep is all stage 2 which is relatively light sleep. ...Read more

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How do birth control pills work?

How do birth control pills work?

How the pill works: Most birth control pills are "combination pills" containing a combination of the hormones estrogen and Progesterone to prevent ovulation. The pill also works by thickening the mucus around the cervix, which makes it difficult for sperm to enter the uterus an fertilize any eggs that are there. Some of the hormones found in the pill sometimes make it difficult for an egg to attach to the wall. ...Read more

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Is taking abortion pills a safe remedy to cancel +ve pregnancy ? How do they work ?

Is taking abortion pills a safe remedy to cancel +ve pregnancy ? How do they work ?

Not sure: Not sure what pills you're talking about. Never take anything without prior consulting your doc. Always keep in mind that abortions are not just harmless quick and easy ways out of unwanted pregnancy. It carries a great deal of psychological trauma and physical consequences, so before you commit to something like that, think twice at least. ...Read more

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How fast does a combination birth control pill work to prevent pregnancy?

7 days: I typically tell my patients that after taking the birth control pill straight for 7days, they should be protected in terms of having unprotected sex. Of course, at 19, you should still be worried about STD's which typically means using a condom to help prevent exposure to syphilis, herpes, chlamydia, gonorrhea and HIV. Hope that helps ...Read more

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How do you take secure birth control pills?

How do you take secure birth control pills?

Daily administration: Take daily and don't miss any. If you don't want to be pregnant consider a long acting, reversible method of birth control like an implant or IUD so that you don't have to remember to take a birth control pill. Easy to place and fewer side effects as well because they provide a sustained release of hormones at a low dose, so they're also very safe. ...Read more

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How much do abortion pills normally cost?

How much do abortion pills normally cost?

Compare: Usually about $30-50, which is several hundred thousands less than the cost of raising an unwanted child.... Speak to your doctor or local pharmacists. https://www.plannedparenthood.org/learn/morning-after-pill-emergency-contraception ...Read more

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How do iud's for birth control work?

How do iud's for birth control work?

Depends: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) releases progestins directly into the uterus. That thins the lining of the uterus so that a fertilized egg cannot implant. It also causes thicker cervical mucous that obstructs sperm travel, and decreases tubal motility inhibiting the sperm and egg from meeting. The copper t causes inflammation in the uterus that kills the sperm so that conception can't occur. ...Read more

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How long does birth control pills work until they are in effect and i wont need to use condoms?

How long does birth control pills work until they are in effect and i wont need to use condoms?

Birth Control: Hello AndreaA299. Some package inserts advise protection after 7 days but I advised condoms for at least a month after initiating a contraceptive. For maximum protection against pregnany and the only available protection against sexually transmitted diseases, I suggest condom use each and every time even after that first month. For consults, my link is healthtap.com/vanessanealmd code PNYTKV. ...Read more

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How to know when do birth control pills become effective?

How to know when do birth control pills become effective?

A month: Use backup protection until you have been on your oral contraceptives for a month. ...Read more

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How do you use birth control pills ?

How do you use birth control pills ?

Every day orally: Oral contraceptives are taken every day about the same time each day without any other medications. They are one of the more effective means of contraception when taken appropriately. ...Read more

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How much time do birth pills take to grow breasts?

How much time do birth pills take to grow breasts?

Well, about that....: Some oral contraceptives can be associated with increase in breast size in some women (sometimes). ...Read more

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I'd like to stop taking the bc pill but don't want anymore children. Does natural family planning work? How would i begin?

I'd like to stop taking the bc pill but don't want anymore children. Does natural family planning work? How would i begin?

family planning: Yes family planning can work but nothing is 100 percent fail proof. Google natural family planning and find web site that suits you. Webmd is good. Also have you considered an iud as this would not necessitate bc pills. ...Read more

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How exactly do weight loss pills work?

How exactly do weight loss pills work?

It varies: Most weight loss pills over the counter have substances in them that are a type of naturally occurring caffeine to give your body an energy boost. Some people consider this a slight increase in metabolism. Also, they often have some type of appetite suppressant or water pill. There are various types and i recommend you ask your physician prior to taking one. ...Read more

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