How long do birth control pills take to kick in?

Answer In previous years, doctors recommended using birth control protection for one full month before it became effective. Advances in medicine have made birth control pills effective in as little as sev... Read More »

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If you become pregnant while on birth control pills but are unaware that you are pregnant will continuing to take the pills harm the developing fetus in any way?

Answer Yes - you should do whatever you have to in order to find out for sure if you're pregnant, and stop immediately as soon you know are.

How to Remember to Take Your Birth Control Pills?

Many women choose to take the birth control pill for various reasons. Some choose to take it to prevent pregnancy and for others, taking the pill is recommended to help regulate their ovulatory cyc... Read More »

How to Use Birth Control Pills & Morning After Pills?

Birth control pills use hormones to prevent pregnancy by stopping the release of an ovum and keeping the sperm from getting through the cervix. They also keep the ovum from making it down the fallo... 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 »