Does a low dose birth control pill still prevent pregnancy as well?

Yes. Even a low dose pill is very effective birth control, but there is a little less margin for error if you do not take it consistently.

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I'm on the birth control pill Reclipsen. If I have sex while ovulating and the guy cums inside me, is it still effective at preventing pregnancy?

Reclipsen. prevents pregnancy by preventing ovulation. It also makes it more difficult for sperm to enter the uterus and in the unlikely event that you are ovulating for the fertilized egg to implant. Its effectiveness when taken as directed is about 98-99%. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! Read more...

How fast does a combination birth control pill work to prevent pregnancy?

7 days. I typically tell my patients that after taking the birth control pill straight for 7days, they should be protected in terms of having unprotected sex. Of course, at 19, you should still be worried about STD's which typically means using a condom to help prevent exposure to syphilis, herpes, chlamydia, gonorrhea and HIV. Hope that helps. Read more...

How effective is the birth control pill in preventing pregnancy?

99+% If taken perfectly, - same time, every day, without missing any pills, the effectiveness is quite hi- 99%. However, in practice, the figure is closer to 92% effectiveness, reflecting missed pills, etc. Read more...

Is there anyway to tell if your birth control pill is ineffective at preventing pregnancy?

Pregnancy? You would certainly suspect they weren't working if you became pregnant. If you read the package insert you will find that OCP's when taken correctly are pretty effective. BUT ONLY WHEN TAKEN AS DIRECTED. The biggest reason pills fail has nothing to do with the pill and everything to do with the pill taker. Read more...

What are the benefits of the pill? In addition to preventing pregnancy, what are other potential benefits of the birth control pill?

Birth . Birth control pills contain two hormones (estrogen and progesterone), which are both naturally produced by the female ovaries. Through manipulating these levels, birth control pills prevent ovulation and therefore reduce the risk of pregnancy. Remember, no form of birth control except abstinence can 100% prevent pregnancy. To answer your question, birth control pills should improve acne, they lighten periods (less bleeding and less days of bleeding) for most women. They also reduce menstrual cramping. On the flip side, some side effects include moodiness, bloating, midcycle bleeding, and a very small increased risk of dangerous blood clots and strokes. Read more...
Many positives. The pill has multiple non-contraceptive benefits: fewer cramps, lighter flow, regular flow, less anemia, improved acne, lower risk of ovarian and uterine cancer, lower risk of ovarian cysts, treatment of pain from endometriosis, less unwanted growth of hair, help with pms. These many positives should be balanced with potential risks, but for most healthy women, the benefits outweigh the risks. Read more...

Does xanax make the birth control pill less effective at preventing pregnancy?

No interactions. estradiol and provera (depo subddermal) show NO interactions with xanax (alprazolam) having said that you really need to ask this of your provider who is giving you the Birth Control meds. Nothing in medicine is fool proof or 100%. There are always exceptions. Read more...

How can the birth control pill prevent pregnancy?

Stop ovulation. The hormones in birth control pills stop your ovaries from releasing an egg, from ovulating, so you don't get pregnant. Missing several pills can allow an egg to ovulate, which is why it is so important to not miss pills. Read more...