How Many Years is It Safe to Stay on Birth Control Pills?

Answer There are many myths and misconceptions about birth control since its approval for public use in the early 1960s. Although there are some negative side effects, most experts believe it is completel... Read More »

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Are birth control pills safe to use until menopause?

On One Hand: Long-Term Use of the Pill May Be SafeDr. Trisha Macnair of BBC Health says that women may safely use birth control pills until menopause. Dr. Catherine Lynch of the University of South... Read More »

Are vasectomies safe birth control after 9 years?

On One Hand: Vasectomies are PermanentA vasectomy is a permanent form of birth control that involves surgery on the vas deferens, preventing the release of sperm into the semen. Athough semen is st... Read More »

How Many Types of Birth Control Pills are There?

There are five main types of birth control pills: monophasic, multiphasic, progesterone-only, low-dose and extended cycle. Each patient has different physical needs and the most effective birth c... Read More »

Differences in Birth Control Pills & Pills for Menopause?

Both birth control pills and pills for menopause, more commonly called hormone replacement therapy (HRT), contain progesterone and/or estrogen. The difference lies in the amount and type of hormone... Read More »