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Using Oral Contraceptives (Overview)

Contraceptives are devices, drugs, or methods for preventing pregnancy, either by preventing the fertilization of the female egg by the male sperm or by preventing implantation of the fertilized egg. Choosing the appropriate contraceptive is a personal decision. Contraceptive options include: * Hormonal contraceptives (such as oral contraceptives, skin patch, vaginal ring, implant, and injection) * Intrauterine devices (IUDs), which contain either a hormone or copper * Barrier devices with or without spermicides (such as diaphragm, cervical cap, sponge, and condom) * Fertility awareness methods (such as temperature, cervical mucus, and calendar) * Female sterilization (tubal ligation, Essure) The condom is the only birth control method that provides protection against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)


Using Oral Contraceptives (Overview)

Contraceptives are devices, drugs, or methods for preventing pregnancy, either by preventing the fertilization of the female egg by the male sperm or by preventing implantation of the fertilized egg. Choosing the appropriate contraceptive is a personal decision. Contraceptive options include: * Hormonal contraceptives (such as oral contraceptives, skin patch, vaginal ring, implant, and injection) * Intrauterine devices (IUDs), which contain either a hormone or copper * Barrier devices with or without spermicides (such as diaphragm, cervical cap, sponge, and condom) * Fertility awareness methods (such as temperature, cervical mucus, and calendar) * Female sterilization (tubal ligation, Essure) The condom is the only birth control method that provides protection against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)


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What are the benefits and side effects of using oral contraceptives?

What are the benefits and side effects of using oral contraceptives?

Pregnancy prevention: Oral contraceptives help prevent pregnancy. They decrease the risk of ovarian, uterine and colon cancer. They can regulate the menstrual cycle. The tend to decrease cramps, shorten and lighten the menstrual cycle. They can improve acne. They can also be used to decrease PMS symptoms ...Read more

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Improving Oral Health (Checklist)

Keep sugars and sticky starches to a minimum
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Which side effects can I get from using oral contraceptives before having children?

Which side effects can I get from using oral contraceptives before having children?

Please go online: To read that or discuss with your obgyn as your obgyn should go over possible side effects you could get, most women do quite well on pills and the benefits for the vast majority of people far outweigh the risks and the pill will not prevent pregnancy after you have stooped it. ...Read more

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Can you manipulate your period using oral contraceptives?

Can you manipulate your period using oral contraceptives?

MANIPULATE PERIODS: Yes you can take no period birth control pills name yaz, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) seasonale, seasonique, beyaz, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) yasmin and lybrel.They all contain low doses of estrogen, there are fewer non active pills that trigger periods.The hormone formulations slightly differentcreating lighter periods when you have one.A new form of progestine used in some pills help reduce severe mood and physical symptoms that some get before periods. ...Read more

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Treating Oral Thrush (Checklist)

Dab Nystatin liquid onto the oral thrush, if approved by the doctor
5 Min, 4x day for 1 Weeks
Sterilize bottles, nipples, and pacifiers in boiling water
2x week
Look for thrush on the baby's inner cheeks and gums
2x week
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How does using " oral contraceptives " & "pregnancy " decrease risk of ovarian neoplasms?

How does using " oral contraceptives " & "pregnancy " decrease risk of ovarian neoplasms?

Less ovulation: Both ocps and pregnancy decrease the number of ovulatory cycles, thereby decreasing the risk of ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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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


Dr. David Kurss
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Oral Contraceptive (Definition)

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