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How Do I Choose What Birth Control Pill Is Right For Me
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
Maybe: You can request it if they have choices, but most health clinics are limited in their choices. ...Read more
help me choose a birth control pill known to have minimum side effects such as vaginal dryness.I heardLevonorgestrel combination pills are safest?
Trial and error: Every patient tolerates or not various combinations of oral contraceptives that your MD will sometimes have to change formulations when that occurs. Not every pill will be "perfect" with each patient and your first step is to talk to your treating MD who is Rx ing the pills about your concerns to determine what is right for you. That having been said, most low dose pills will minimize dryness. ...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
Daily pill: Birth control pills are hormone pills that are taken daily. Depending on the pill, they change mucus from the cervix, the lining of the uterus and the motion of the tubes to prevent pregnancy. Many will also prevent the ovaries from putting out an egg. Pills can get rid of or make your periods regular, lighter and less painful. Using pills can decrease your risks of uterine and ovarian cancer. ...Read more
IUD/Implants > Pills: Regardless of your age, blood pressure, family history, or reactions to other birth control, the most effective and safest methods of birth control are long-acting progestin-only methods, such as the implant or the hormonal IUD, which decrease rates of endometrial cancer and decrease bleeding. They're safe, reversible, and don't affect weight gain/mood. They're almost as good as getting sterilized ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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