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What Are Some Benefits Of Taking Birth Control Pills
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
What are the benefits of taking birth control pills without hormones? Which is healthier, hormones or no hormones?
Less side effect: Some drs. Believe that despite "low estrogen" dosis is suppose to reduce the risk of side effects but also augments the number of ovulations. All birth control pills, patches, rings, injections produce the changes of a pregnancy in a woman but the majority of the time without a baby & still c a minimal chance of conceiving but aborting when the fetus can not get attached to the uterine lining. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Micronor (norethindrone) advantages: Micronor (norethindrone) is the "mini" pill because it has a low dose of Progesterone and no estrogen. The advantage of it is that it does not interfere with breastfeeding and has fewer side-effects. The disadvantage is that it has a higher failure rate for preventing pregnancy than the traditional pills. ...Read more
After menarche: Menarche is onset of menstruation. Birth control pills can be started at that time to regulate menses, prevent menstrual cramps, treat acne, as well as prevent pregnancy. However, remember that birth control pills won't prevent sexually transmitted diseases/ or infections. That's why it's important to use a condom each & every time. ...Read more
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
Each oral : Contraceptive has different directions about how to start them up. ...Read more
Oral contraceptives: 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
Take them regularly: The BCPs only work if you take them. Often when starting women can forget a pill and that can lead to a whole series of challenges. Best to associate taking the pill with something that you do without fail every day, (like brushing your teeth). Put a rubber band around the BCP pack and your toothbrush, so whenever you brush your teeth, (at night), you will take that day's pill. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: In general birth control pills are a safe drug to take but with all drugs there are side effects and your health history to take into account. Birth control pills are not safe for women with a history of clotting disorders, they are not safe for smokers, they should be used in caution for women with migraine headaches. Talk to your doctor to see if you are safe to take these types of medication. ...Read more
No.: Even "aphrodisiacs" are safe! have to be careful with other medications though. Your prescribing physician should always know your complete list of medications. ...Read more
It depends: It depends on whether you can be sure you're not pregnant--no sex in the last month, consistent birth control. If no risk of pregnancy, you can do a "quick start" and start anytime. Many doctors advise starting on the first day of a period. Use back up birth control for 7 days if you start anytime other than day 1 of your period. ...Read more
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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