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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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How do I choose what birth control pill is right for me?

How do I choose what birth control pill is right for me?

Trial and error: Birth control pills are like cars. The nuts and bolts of how they run is pretty much the same. However some people love on make of car and hate another which is just a personal preference. ...Read more

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When would someone choose a high-estrogen birth control pill from a women's health clinic?

When would someone choose a high-estrogen birth control pill from a women's health clinic?

Maybe: You can request it if they have choices, but most health clinics are limited in their choices. ...Read more

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help me choose a birth control pill known to have minimum side effects such as vaginal dryness.I heardLevonorgestrel combination pills are safest?

 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

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Which birth control pill is right for me? When should someone consider an IUD?

Which birth control pill is right for me? When should someone consider an IUD?

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

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Is birth control pill bad for you?

Is birth control pill bad for you?

Not particularly: If you are healthy otherwise, the pill is not bad. In fact, the pill protects you from anemia, ovarian and uterine cancer, and of course unwanted pregnancy. ...Read more

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How is the birth control pill used?

How is the birth control pill used?

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

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Whatis the best birth control pill?

Whatis the best birth control pill?

Any that you take: The pill that you will take daily is the best. Beyond that it really depends on the individual patient's situation medically and regarding insurance coverage. ...Read more

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How does the birth control pill work?

How does the birth control pill work?

Blocks ovulation: The birth control pill contains both estrogen and Progesterone and is contraceptive because it blocks ovulation. No egg - no preg! ...Read more

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Which is the best birth control pill?

Which is the best birth control pill?

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 more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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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


Dr. David Kurss
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Oral Contraceptive (Definition)

Oral contraceptives are a kind of women's ...Read more