How long before the birth control pill is efficacious?

Answer In most cases, the birth control pill will start to work within one week if taken as directed. However, if a woman begins taking the Pill within five days of the start of her menstrual period, it w... Read More »

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How long are you sensitive to the sun once stopping the birth control pill?

When you take birth control pills, the estrogen in the body rises, which can make skin more sensitive. There is no definitive answer to how long your skin remains sensitive after you stop taking bi... Read More »

How long to be off birth control before pregnancy?

A woman can safely get pregnant immediately after she stops her birth control. Some doctors advise to wait until after the first normal menstrual period because the due date can be calculated more ... Read More »

How can I make wife (asian) more comfortable with taking a birth control pill Pill with least side effects?

Clearly she doesn't want to take them. Her concerns are valid. So how about trying a different birth control? Like an IUD? Or a diaphragm? Sponge? Etc.…

How old is the birth control pill?

The birth control pill was first introduced to prevent pregnancy in 1960. Before that it had been approved by the FDA for the treatment of severe menstrual cramps, with a warning that it would, as ... Read More »