Birth Control Pill
- Q What are some benefits of monophasic birth control pills?
Dr. Eva Cwynar, Endocrinology, Diabetes & MetabolismMonophasic birth control pills provides the same amount of hormones throughout the cycle, which means there are fewer mood swings; women bleed for a maximum of four days a month, which is a lifestyle benefit; and it causes less weight gain than... Full Answer
- Q What are the types of birth control pills (BCPs)?
Dr. Eva Cwynar, Endocrinology, Diabetes & MetabolismMost birth-control pills today contain 21 to 24 active pills and 4 to 7 placebo pills. The active pills are made up of a combination of estrogen and progestin (there is a “minipill” that contains only progesterone, which is designed... Full Answer
- Q Can birth control pills protect me from sexually transmitted diseases?
Dr. Angela Lowery, Family MedicineNo. Birth control pills cannot protect you from sexually transmitted diseases. Full Answer
- Q What are the side effects of stopping oral contraceptives?
Dr. Anthony Komaroff, Internal MedicineThere are no specific side effects to coming off the pill, though you may be aware of some changes in your body when you do stop using it.While on oral contraceptives, the natural menstrual cycle is replaced by cycles that are regulated by the hormones... Full Answer
- Q Do birth control pills increase the risk of cancer?
Dr. Anthony Komaroff, Internal MedicineThe overall risk of cancer in women who use the birth control pill does not appear to be increased.In fact, there is good evidence that certain cancers, most notably uterine and ovarian cancer, are decreased in women who use the pill. Some controversy... Full Answer
- Q Can birth control pills cause weight gain?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyLots of women suspect that the pill makes them put on weight, but studies show something different, gynecologic oncologist Dr. Judith Wolfe tells Dr. Oz. In this video, she explains what's behind the weight gain that women blame on the Pill. Full Answer
- Q Are birth control pills the same as hormone replacement therapy?
Marcy Holmes, NursingBirth Control Pills are synthetic hormones, and are actually much more potent compared to what is used in Hormone replacement therapy. This is necessary so they provide contraceptive effect, while HRT does not prevent ovulation or pregnancy. ... Full Answer
- Q Can low dose birth control pills help menopause symptoms?
Patricia Geraghty, Advanced Practice NursingLow dose birth control pills can help menopause symptoms, particularly in the woman who is in the early stages of the menopause transition. Technically, menopause refers to the last menstrual period. We use the word "perimenopause" to refer to the time... Full Answer