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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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 does the progesterone only emergency contraceptive pill actually work?

How does the progesterone only emergency contraceptive pill actually work?

Acts on endometrium: It s doing 2 things: thickens the cervical mucus preventing sperm from crossing through cervix and thinns out the endometrium preventing fertilized egg implantantion in the endometrium. ...Read more

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How does the progesterone only emergency contraceptive pill abort you?

How does the progesterone only emergency contraceptive pill abort you?

It does not: Emergency contraceptive pills work by preventing or delaying ovulation (release of the egg from the ovary). It is unlikely to cause abortion or miscarriage if you are already pregnant at the time. ...Read more

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I took my contraceptive pill (only progesterone pill) then after 20 minutes I throw up . Do I need to take another pill or it gave its effect?!

I took my contraceptive pill (only progesterone pill) then after 20 minutes I throw up . Do I need to take another pill or it gave its effect?!

Safer take another: The speed of absorption of the hormone in your contraceptive pill is not quite predictable and will depend on the contents of your stomach and GI tract and other factors. To be safe, it might be best to take another pill . ...Read more

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What type of birth control pills have only progesterone in it?

What type of birth control pills have only progesterone in it?

Bcp progestin: Camila, errin, jolivette, nor-qd, ortho micronor (norethindrone). Not as effective as bcp with both estrogen and progestin ( higher rate of pregnancy), important to take it at the same time every day, and not miss a pill. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what progesterone only birth control pills are?

Can you tell me what progesterone only birth control pills are?

No estrogen. : Most birth control pills contain both estrogen and progesterone. Progesterone only pills are commonly used in the postpartum period because they are thought to be less likely to decrease breast milk production. They are also an alternative in women with risk factors for blood clots. These pills are also different in that no pill-free interval or placebo is used. ...Read more

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What are the advantages of progesterone only birth control pills?

What are the advantages of progesterone only birth control pills?

Several: Actually they are more effective than traditional sequential, combination pills because there are no hormone-free days. They do not cause strokes, blood clots or heart attacks. They may cause less decrease in your libido than combination pills which suppress testosterone production more from your ovaries. ...Read more

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I am 35, not a smoker nor have I ever been but my Dr switched my birth control pills to progesterone only pills, are there any reasons for this?

May be: Related to the fact that the risk of "blood clots" is increased in women age >35 with the combined contraception pills and that while with higher dosed progestin dosing - utilized for issues other than contraception - that there is increased blood clot risk too, with the lower progestin used in "minipills" for contraception that this risk isn't really observed. Why not ask your doc? ...Read more

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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. Seth Derman
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Progesterone (Definition)

Progesterone has been found to be helpful in preventing preterm birth in a patient who has a history of delivering babies too early. It can be given as vaginal suppositories. It is most often given as weekly ...Read more