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Ortho Tri Cyclen Emergency Contraception
If i had unprotected sex on the white pills of ortho tri cyclen lo, would i still need to take plan b?
Protected sex: Not necessary to take plan b.Get a more detailed answer ›
Contraception is also known as Birth control. 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
I am on birth control ortho tri-cyclen and i forgot my pill @ home. On Fri. I took pill 14. Sat I took day 1 & sun I took day 15 again. Risk?
Likely ok: Most OCPs allow for one missed pill per cycle pack. If concerned use a condom. ...Read more
Which birth control is low cost without insurance? health dept wont give me a choice, ortho tri cyclen is too strong
I'm currently taking ortho tri-cyclen as a birth control but sex with my husband has been painful and pleasurable sensitivity is gone. Help?
Switch pills: Have your doctor exam you and make sue that you don't have a urinary tract or vaginal infection. Also have them make sure there are no intra-vaginal growths or tears then discuss an alternative to your present pill. ...Read more
What causes bleeding while taking birth control ? I am on ortho tri cyclen and have been for 8+ mths, I am currently on the active pills and started bleeding today, what could cause this ?
It : It is common to have some spotting between periods for the first 3-4 months after you start a birth control pill. You may also have spotting if you miss a pill or take a pill late. If neither of these is true for you (since you've been on ortho tri cyclen 8+ months), and you are just having light spotting, it is unlikely anything dangerous. Some women will spot occasionally while on birth control pills and the reason is largely unknown. If you are having heavy bleeding, you should give your doctor a call. ...Read more
Can birth control make you fat? I was recently put on ortho tri-cyclen lo for hormonal reasons & was wondering if it could make me fat.
Some women: May gain weight with ocg's, but it is impossible to predict whom. It varies from woman to woman and from one pill to another. In any event, you still need to eat the calories to gain the weight, so dietary control is (as always) of utmost importance. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more
Emergency contraception is the method a woman can use to avoid getting pregnant, after she has received sperm in her vagina. She takes the hormone pills, which are usually larger doses of hormones used in oral birth control pills, within a short time (days) after her sexual activity, ...Read more
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