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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.

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Q: What is considered a minipill and how is it different from other birth control pills?
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What are Examples of birth control methods that contain estrogen?

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.

Is an IUD considered a form of birth control?

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

What does birth control do to your hormones?

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.

What are some different forms of birth control?

Some different forms of birth control includes birth control pills, morning-after pills, condoms, diaphragms, vasectomy for men, and sterilization for women.

What are some side effects of the most common birth control methods?

Different forms of birth control can have different side effects. Birth control pills can cause cramping,and possible blod clots.

Is birth control different for non virgins?

No, birth control is exactly the same if you've already had sex or not.

Can i change birth control method after my first depo shot?

Yes, you can change to a different method of birth control. You can have the copper IUD inserted at anytime, and can start a different hormonal method of birth control after ten weeks.

When taking different kinds of birth control can they cancel each other out?

There is no combination of birth control that cancels its effectiveness.

What birth control helps your lose weight?

Every birth control works different for each woman. There are many different combinations of hormones. Any change in hormones could make your body act different. Sometimes you have to see what birth control works best for you.

What do the yellow pills do that's in birth control?

The question can't be answered unless you say what brand of birth control pill. The different colors include different medications in different brands.

Can taking too many different types of birth control make you infertile?

No. birth control pills do not make you infertile.

How long does it take for the birth control pill to be 100 percent effective?

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

Will taking birth control and different times of the day make a period late?

Yes. As directed by all doctors and on the instruction labels of all birth control pills, you are supposed to take your birth control everyday and at the same time. If you take your birth control at different times everyday, it is not allowing the birth control to adapt in your body the way it is supposed to and it decreases the effectiveness of the birth control as well. Some side effects of taking your pill at different times of each day may include: pregnancy, late/irregular periods, and spotting or breakthrough bleeding.

My friend wants to get pregnant and her doctor told her to take her base temperature and an ovulation test while on birth control not a minipill will it have an accurate reading of ovulation?

Follow the doctor's advice exactly. If you are confused, ask the doctor again--or see another doctor.

What is birth control method?

Different methods to prevent pregnancy.

What is considered the best birth-control pill?

There is not necessarily a 'best' birth control pill. Birth control pills success depends very much on the person taking them, and so the best pill will be different for different people. This is because they are hormone based, and so different people will react differently to different hormones. It is best to discuss this with your doctor, as different women will suit different types, for example, if you are a migraine sufferer you should not take the combined pill, but will be given a progesterone only pill instead. If you suffer from acne, you may be prescribed yasmin or dianette All the pills of of the same effectiveness.

Do jehovahs witness believe in birth control?

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.

Can you be pregnant if you use birth control?

Yes! A person can still get pregnant if they are on birth control. This may occur for a couple of different reasons. One reason is taking other medications. Other medications such as antibiotics may make the birth control ineffective. Also, misuse of birth control may be a reason. Also if the birth control is making the recipient ill, and the birth control is vomited up, it will not be effective.

Is it possible to have an allergic reaction to birth control pills?

I have been on seven different types of birth control and with every one that I take my mouth and tongue swell up and go numb. The Doctors have concluded that I am having an allergic reaction to my birth control. I have been on seven different types of birth control and with every one that I take my mouth and tongue swell up and go numb. The Doctors have concluded that I am having an allergic reaction to my birth control.

Does amoxicillin affect the birth control patch?

Amoxicillin does not affect the birth control patch. Because of its different mode of absorption, few medications interfere.

Can you get pregnant if the birth control pill is preventing your period?

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

Is Ginette 35 an effective birth control?

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.

Can switching birth control pills make your period lighter?

It depends on which pills you switch to. Different birth control pills have different levels of estrogen and progesterone in different forms. Some women's bodies respond differently. So it could be completely normal to have light periods when switching pills. Also, remember that when you're on the birth control pill, any amount of bleeding or spotting during the placebo or pill-free week is considered a period. However, the number one cause of irregular bleeding is pregnancy. If you are worried about this, take a pregnancy test soon and discontinue your birth control pills if you are pregnant.

Are breasts more firm when taking birth control?

Hi, This is a bit of a grey area as birth control can effect women in many different ways. There has been a few cases on breasts feeling swollen or tenderness when on birth control.

Is it normal to bleed 6 days after your period while taking the birth control pill?

If you have just started taking birth control pills, then this can occur. Usually it can take a few months for your body to adjust to taking birth control. However, if you have been on birth control for a while I would recommend that you see your Doctor and consider changing to a different birth control as it may be more suitable for you.