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Can you tell me what combination birth control pills are?
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Dr. David Finke
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Estrogen/progesteron
Combination pills contain one form of estrogen and one form of progesterone.
There are also Progesterone only birth control pills that are used more frequently for breastfeeding mothers. Ask your doctor what pill is right for you!

In brief: Estrogen/progesteron
Combination pills contain one form of estrogen and one form of progesterone.
There are also Progesterone only birth control pills that are used more frequently for breastfeeding mothers. Ask your doctor what pill is right for you!
Dr. David Finke
Dr. David Finke
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Dr. Theodore Tsaltas
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Two hormones
Combination pills contain an estrogen and a progestin.
This is in contrast to progestin-only methods. These include the so-called 'minipill' (micronor (norethindrone) and others) and depo-provera. In combination pills it is the progestational agent that provides the contraceptive effect. The estrogen is there to give the woman a regular menstrual period, but also can prodce side effects.

In brief: Two hormones
Combination pills contain an estrogen and a progestin.
This is in contrast to progestin-only methods. These include the so-called 'minipill' (micronor (norethindrone) and others) and depo-provera. In combination pills it is the progestational agent that provides the contraceptive effect. The estrogen is there to give the woman a regular menstrual period, but also can prodce side effects.
Dr. Theodore Tsaltas
Dr. Theodore Tsaltas
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Dr. Lowell L. McCauley
Combination pills are also quite similar in their contents compared to the contraceptive patch and the contraceptive ring. However, the ring and the patch provide a more consistent level of hormomes circulating in the body since dosing is weekly or monthly instead of daily as is prescribed with oral contraceptive pills.
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