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Dr. John Michalski
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Birth Control Pills (Definition)

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


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How soon is the birth control pill mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) effective?

How soon is the birth control pill mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) effective?

Month 1: If you start the pill the first day of your period then the pill should be effective the first month that you take it. ...Read more

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How do you effectively skip a period using trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) birth control pills?

How do you effectively skip a period using trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) birth control pills?

Following directions: Medication should be taken exactly as directed by the prescribing provider. Some will prescribe birth control continuously advising the patient to skip the last week of placebo pills and having them immediately begin taking the next pack. ...Read more

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How affective are the birth control pills sprintec?

How affective are the birth control pills sprintec?

Mixed reviews: Some women think it is very effective as a birth control drug with minimal side effects. The biggest drawback seems to be loss of sex drive. ...Read more

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Can i get birth control without my parents? Specifically the birth control called yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)

Can i get birth control without my parents? Specifically the birth control called yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)

Planned parenthood: Yes. Your gynecologist can help you. Another option is planned parenthood assist young women with this all of the time. ...Read more

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Are the birth control pills ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) and desogen the same?

Are the birth control pills ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) and desogen the same?

No : Differnet pills, I do not like either of those at your age you should be using the lowest dose pill which is loloestrin 10 mcg estrogen safer for anyone in their 40s and if u do not want kids I do in office tubals in my office takes 5 minutes, easy miss 1/2 day work , no incisions. ...Read more

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How can I switch from generic seasonique birth control (camrese) to a monthly birth control?

Simple: Switch to a monthly pill at the end of this pack. Use additional protection for the first month. ...Read more

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Can Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control delay period? And how should you take the pills?

Can Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control delay period? And how should you take the pills?

Delaying Periods: Any birth control has the ability to help with delaying periods, which is a totally safe thing to do. Just skip the 4th week of pills and start a new active pill pack in order to avoid having a period. You can keep doing this indefinitely, it's called a continuous regimen; you may some irregular spotting in the future though, in which case, just switch to the 4th week sugar pills to have a period. ...Read more

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What's the difference between cyclen and tri cyclen birth control pills?

What's the difference between cyclen and tri cyclen birth control pills?

Hormone doses: Cyclen is a "monophasic" pill-- every active pill in the pack has the same type and amount of hormone. Tri-cyclen is a "triphasic" pill-- there are three different doses of hormone in the pack. That is why there are different colored pills in the tri-cyclen pack. ...Read more

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When switching from Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control to seasonique, how long should I use condoms?

When switching from Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control to seasonique, how long should I use condoms?

No need: When switching from one pill to another- without a break-a condom is not needed to maintain contraceptive effectiveness. ...Read more

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How much weight will you gain on the birth control pill called brevicon (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone)?

How much weight will you gain on the birth control pill called brevicon (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone)?

It varies: Average weight gain on most birth control pills is around one pound per year. If you want to avoid weight gain consider a drospirinone containing o.C. ...Read more

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How is beyaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol and levomefolate) birth control taking pill?

How is beyaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol and levomefolate) birth control taking pill?

Beyaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol and levomefolate): Beyaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol and levomefolate) is a combinationbirth control pill that contains a folic acid supplement & Drospirenone/Ethinyl estradiol/Levomefolic acid . It is effective. ...Read more

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Can you use Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control pills as emergency contraception?

Yes: There are a number of options for emergency birth control including dedicated meds that are available over the counter, dedicated prescription medicine, and use of high dose regular birth control. For information of how to use regular bc as emergency bc, see http://www.Not-2-late.Com . If you need ec, you should consider using regular bc such as iuds and implants. The most effective and easy! ...Read more

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Is the Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control pill dangerous?

Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) Birth Control: All birth control pills will have some side effects and some will have side effects that are more serious than others. Still, the side effects are related to the type of hormone in each pill, Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) may have great support for patients with pcos or similar conditions. Controlling those effects may be more worthwhile than the risks to the pills. Your doctor should discuss each of these options. ...Read more

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


Dr. Pamela Pappas
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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