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What will happen if you take multiple birth control pills directly after intercourse?

What will happen if you take multiple birth control pills directly after intercourse?

Emergency contracept: This is one of the options for emergency contraception, taking high-dose estrogen/progesterone to prevent pregnancy after unprotected intercourse. If taken properly (# of pills depends on the brand of birth control pill), it can reduce chance of pregnancy by~75-80%. A common side effect is nausea +/- vomiting. ...Read more

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Dr. Ira Katz
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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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What will happen if i take birth control pills during my periods?

What will happen if i take birth control pills during my periods?

That is fine if u : Want to, many of my pts take the pill continuously so hopefully that will prevent a period which is totally fine on the pill, by that i mean u take only tehe active pills, not the placebo ones at the end of the pack, talk to your gyn about that. ...Read more

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What would happen if I take prenatal pills, birth control pills & iron pills at the same time?

What would happen if I take prenatal pills, birth control pills & iron pills at the same time?

Most likely, nothing: Prenatal vitamins are a really good multivitamin for any adult to take. They often have some iron included, so i would only take the extra iron supplements if you know you are anemic. Taking birth control is hormonal control to prevent pregnancy. It is safe to take both prenatal vitamins and birth control together. ...Read more

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What can happen if I take active birth control pills during the week im suppose to be taking the inactive ones?

What can happen if I take active birth control pills during the week im suppose to be taking the inactive ones?

U will not: Get your period which is fine, but u need to be doing this with a monophasic pill, I do this with alot of my pts, who do not want their period, they stay on active pills , they never take the placebo and when they stop their periods will return to the way they would be at that age in their life meaning the pill does not have long term side efects on your period, feel sorry for your red sox. ...Read more

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What happens when you take three birth control pills at once?

What happens when you take three birth control pills at once?

Not a good idea: If you missed two birth control pills in a row, you are no longer protected from unintended pregnancy. You might consider using a back up method (such as condoms) until after your next menstrual period. If you have trouble remembering to take your pill every day, a doctor can help you choose a birth control method that is a better fit for you. ...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. M. Hytham Beck
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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