Articles Tagged: birth control pills

birth control pillsI have endometriosis and I’ve been taking birth control pills continuously. I have a brownish discharge that I haven’t had for over 3 years and I’m worried. I have a huge workload this semester and I work out a lot at the gym. Can stress or working out cause your birth control not to work?

As long as you are taking your birth control pills at the same time every day and you haven’t missed any doses, the Pill will work. Brown discharge, often called … read more

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I’m on the pill and I usually take it continuously so I don’t get a period. But this month I was going to take the placebo pills to have a period. What I’m wondering is: When do I start the hormone pills again? Right after my period ends even if there are placebo pills left? And how long after starting a new pack after my period can I have sex safely without a condom?

Congratulation for using birth control! As you know, using birth control pills “continuously” means that instead of taking the placebo pills (the different colored pills that are usually at the … read more

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Continuous Hormonal Treatment

Oral Contraceptive Pills (OCPs), the Patch, and Vaginal Ring Hormonal treatment including birth control pills, the patch, and the vaginal ring may be taken cyclically (with a week break) or … read more

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