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  1. 7 Dec 2011
    Birth control pills with three phases versus one phase
    Standard birth control pills contain two hormones: progestogen and estrogen. One-phase birth control pills contain the same dose of progestogen and estrogen every day. Four-phase birth control pills contain different amounts of progestogen and estrogen on different days. This review looked at how well one-phase birth control pills and four-phase birth ...
  2. 12 Dec 2012
    Immediate start of hormonal birth control
    Health care providers often tell women to wait until their next menstrual cycle to begin birth control pills. The main reason is to avoid using birth control during an undetected pregnancy. Another method involves starting the pills right away ('immediate start' or 'quick start'). Another birth control method should be used as back-up for the first ...
  3. 8 Dec 2010
    Hormonal and nonhormonal birth control during breastfeeding
    Birth control for women who are breastfeeding is important worldwide. Each year, millions of women decide whether to use birth control after having a baby. The decision includes the type of birth control and when to start using it. Researchers and health care providers debate these issues. Some people worry that hormones could affect the breast milk ...
  4. 29 Jan 2014
    Effect of birth control pills and patches on weight
    Weight gain is thought to be a side effect of birth control methods. Many women and healthcare providers believe that pills and patches cause weight gain. Concern about weight gain can limit the use of these effective birth control methods. Fear of weight gain keeps some women from starting the pill or patch. Women may stop using the pill because they ...
  5. 26 Oct 2013
    Ways to improve use of hormonal birth control
    Hormonal types of birth control are used by many women worldwide. The most common hormonal methods are birth control pills and injections. These methods often do not work as well as they could. Women may have problems using the birth control as planned. They may miss taking some pills. Other women may stop using a method due to bleeding changes. This ...
  6. 11 Jul 2012
    Effect of birth control pills on acne in women
    Acne is a common skin problem for women. Several treatments are available. Combined birth control pills, which have the hormones estrogen and progestin, are often prescribed for women with acne. This review looked at how well birth control pills worked to treat facial acne. In January 2012, we did a computer search for studies of birth control pills ...
  7. 30 Apr 2013
    Hormones for birth control in overweight or obese women Podcast
    Excess body weight has become a problem around the world. Being overweight or obese may affect how well some birth control methods work to prevent pregnancy.  Hormonal birth control includes birth control pills, the skin patch, the vaginal ring, implants, and injectables. We looked at studies of hormonal birth control for women who were overweight or ...
  8. 15 Feb 2012
    Birth control pills with drospirenone for treating premenstrual syndrome
    Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a common problem. A severe form is called premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). Birth control pills with the hormones progestin and estrogen have been studied for treating such symptoms. A birth control pill with the progestin drospirenone may work better than other such pills. A drospirenone pill with low estrogen was ...
  9. 1 Oct 2013
    Spermicide used alone for birth control
    Spermicides have been used as birth control for thousands of years. Studies have recently looked at how well they work to prevent pregnancy and whether women like them. Spermicides contain an active ingredient (usually nonoxynol-9) and something to disperse the product, such as foam or vaginal suppository (pessary). This review compared how well different ...
  10. 30 Apr 2013
    Informing consumers about how well birth control works
    To make a good choice for family planning, people have to know how well different methods work. The pros and cons of the methods are important. People may choose birth control based on how well the method prevents pregnancy. Consumers also need to know what affects the usefulness of the birth control method. Through February 2013, we did computer searches ...

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