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What is considered a birth control mini-pill and how does it differ from other birth control pills?


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2009-03-20 10:26:40
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the mini pill only contains progestin, while the other pills contain both estrogen and progestin.

A popular mini pill brand is Micronor. Women with high blood pressure or predisposition to heart attacks and the like are usually prescribed the mini pill. Another major difference between POPs and Combination Pills is that the mini pill does not include a week of placebo pills; each mini pill contains the same dosage of progestin and must be taken continuously around the same time each day. If you are even three hours late taking the mini pill, your chances for pregnancy are drastically increased. In cases like that, it is recommended you use a back-up method in addition to continuing your pill regimin for at least 5 days. Taking combination pills at EXACTLY the same time each day is not as crucial.


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Combined hormonal birth control methods -- those that contain estrogen -- include the regular birth control pill (but not the minipill or progestin-only pill), the ring, and the patch.

A mini pill is different from the combination birth control pill. The mini pill only contains small amount of one hormone which prevents pregnancy from occurring and doesn't interfere with the working of your ovaries. The birth control pill contains progesterone which the mini pill doesn't and interferes in the working of your ovaries by preventing a egg being released and also preventing you from ovulation as well as protecting you from pregnancy.

yes it is one of the many forms of birth control.

Abstinence is the birth control with the fewest side effects. After that, probably condoms. When it comes to brands of hormonal birth control, the side effects differ from person to person. There's no one brand that is best for everyone.

Birth control pills can never be considered 100% effective, im 12 and i no that

The use of most forms of birth control are not forbidden. Birth control to prevent pregnancies is a personal choice. "Morning after" type of birth control is not considered acceptable or compatible with guidelines in the Bible. Jehovah's Witnesses do believe that anything that intentionally kills an unborn child is murder.

Birth control pills are considered very reliable. As long as you take them on time there is very little chance of you becoming pregnant.

Yes, Ginette 35 is an effective birth control. It is considered to be a contraception and in order for it to work properly, you must take the pill daily.

If you're on the progestin only pill ("minipill", such as Micronor, NoreBe, or Cerazette), you should use a backup method of birth control if you're more than three hours late. Us the backup method for the next two days after the late pill (or 14 days if you took ulipristal for emergency contraception). If you're on the combination (regular) birth control pill, you don't need to worry about a backup method unless you're more than 24 hours late.

Yes, you can. While birth control is reliable, there is no birth control that is 100% effective.

Ysmin is a name for birth control. Yasmin is a name for birth control.a birth control pill

Birth control vaccines don't exist, but you can get birth control shots.

the two method of birth control that are considered effectively are always take the medicine like the pills and other medicine that will gave you to prevent the girls to pregnant already.And also use a condom when you are six together your husband.

What is considered 'perfect' and 'typical' use of the nuvaring is for birth control or a contraceptive.

Abstinence Birth Control Implant Birth Control Patch Birth Control Pills Birth Control Shot - Depo-Provera Birth Control Sponge - Today Sponge Birth Control Vaginal Ring - NuvaRing Breastfeeding as Birth Control Cervical Cap Condom - male/female Diaphragm Fertility Awareness-Based Methods IUD Outercourse Spermicide Sterilization - tubal ligation/vasectomy Withdrawal Morning-After Pill is an option it is not a birth control pill but is Emergency Contraception.

i first got my birth control at tapestry health clinic. the reason i got it was because i had unprotected sex and wasnt sure if i was pregnant. first i got Plan B, or the morning after pill. shortly i went back and asked to get on birth control. they ask you questions about what kind of birth control you want, the pill, the ring, or patches...etc. they also ask why you and it and personal questions about your partner(s). they ask about your period and tell you when to start taking it and if you have any questions. this may differ if you go to your doctor for birth control.

"Contraceptive" and "birth control" are synonymous. All contraceptives are methods of birth control.

Birth control is not for weight control.

Birth control is what is used to prevent unintended pregnancy, there are multiple different types of birth control that work in different ways, it is ignorant to say 'birth control' to mean one specific type of birth control. Without knowing what type of birth control you're referring to we cannot answer your question - some birth control does absolutely nothing to your hormones, some birth control completely shuts down your hormones.

No, birth control is intended to prevent pregnancy. You can become pregnant while on birth control, as no method is 100% effective, but it isn't the birth control that makes you pregnant.

You shouldn't be taking birth control if you're not prescribed it. Birth control pills don't stop periods, they stop pregnancy.

No. Birth control is intended to prevent pregnancy only. Birth control does not stop an existing pregnancy. It is not safe to take birth control while you are pregnant.

If you are on the combination birth control pill, containing both estrogen and progestin, it's not critical that you take the pill at the same time each day. In contrast, if you are taking the progestin-only pill, or minipill, you should use a back up method of birth control (like condoms or abstinence from vaginal sex) if you are late by more than three hours. If you're not sure which type you're taking, contact your pharmacist or health care providfer to clarify. See related link for evidence-based information on "how late is too late."

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