What is a birth control pill?

Answer Each year millions of women choose the birth control pill as their preferred from of contraception. When you know more about how the pill works, you can decide if this is the right type of birth co... Read More »

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What are the dangers of the birth control pill?

Birth control pills are a type of prescription medication that contains synthetic versions of female sex hormones that prevent ovulation. Despite their effectiveness at preventing pregnancy, birth ... Read More »

What if I miss a birth control pill?

If the birth control pill you missed is an active or a hormonal pill, take it as soon as possible and continue taking pills as normal. If the pill you miss is inactive or a non-hormonal pill, disca... 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.…

In what year was the birth control pill invented?

In 1951, two companies developed synthetic progesterone to be used as an oral contraceptive. Birth control pills were not available to the public until 1960, when they were approved by the Food and... Read More »