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birth control pill

birth control pill

 Oral contraceptive, see there.

birth con·trol pill

(bĭrth kŏn-trōl' pil)
Oral medication containing estrogen alone or combined with progesterone; used to prevent conception.

birth control pill

A class of medicines taken orally to control conception. They contain synthetic forms of estrogen and progesterone or synthetic progesterone alone.
See: contraceptive
See also: pill

Patient discussion about birth control pill

Q. how long after i have stop taking birth control pills can i get pregnant?

A. After you stop taking the pill, you may have only a two-week delay before you ovulate again. Once ovulation resumes, you can become pregnant. If this happens during your first cycle off the pill, you may not have a period at all. However, although possible, this scenario isn't likely.

Q. If a woman starts taking birth control pills... how long does she have to wait untill able to have sex without getting pregnant??

A. birth control pills are usually effective the first month you begin taking it. To be safe, some doctors recommend the use of another form of birth control, such as latex condoms (rubbers) and foam, during the first month. After the first month, you can just use HC for birth control.

Q. Is there any natural supplement for birth control pills?? there has to be!!! I'm tired of puting chimicals in my body.. maybe something from chinese medicine?

A. any natural material when coming in large quantities can damage. sex hormones are a natural thing. chines medicine does not have something more "natural" then the body regular hormones.

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The most widely used birth control pill is composed of estrogen and progestin, the two key hormones of pregnancy.
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Birth control pills containing estrogen and progesterone can also adversely affect cholesterol and lipid levels due to the progesterone.
Birth control pill users with a history of high blood pressure faced a substantially higher relative risk of ischemic stroke (blood clot in the brain) than nonusers with no such history.
The report also stated that the company has reached agreements to pay $1 billion to settle 4,800 claims that the birth control pills cause blood clots.
Researchers at the Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology, backed by New York philanthropist Katharine McCormick at the urging of Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger, were the brains and the bankroll that led to the birth control pill.
The birth control pill is one of these options but by no means the only one.
Although 30 years of research have pointed to a link between birth control pill use and the risk of stroke, the association is "tenuous at best and perhaps nonexistent," according to a meta-analysis including 36 studies.
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The, compact, which a spokeswoman describes as a pharmaceutical industry first, is a collection of stylish and discreet birth control pill dispensers that has changed the way some women keep, carry and take their birth control pills.
We are wholly supportive of birth control choices for young women, but women need to be accurately informed of the potential risks when they take a birth control pill.