Is there a hormone test you can have done to determine the best birth control for you? Or do you just have to try a birth control and see how your body reacts?Updated 20 May 2019 under Ask Us.
Thanks for your question! It would be great if there was a test that could predict what type of birth control pill is right for you. Since there isn’t a […]Read more »
I am going on vacation in a month but I’m supposed to get my period at the same time. Is there any way to make my period come faster or delay it so I can enjoy my vacation?Updated 22 April 2019 under Ask Us.
Delaying your period is sometimes possible if you are taking a birth control pill that has the same amount of hormone in all of the pills during the first 3 […]Read more »
My boyfriend and I want to have sex but I’m afraid of getting pregnant. We plan to use condoms but should we wait until I am on the birth control pill?Updated 7 August 2018 under Ask Us.
Waiting to have sex until you are on birth control pills is the best choice to prevent pregnancy since the pill is more effective than condoms alone. Latex condoms lower […]Read more »
Yes! The Pill has many benefits besides regulating your period. It is very effective in preventing pregnancy if you take it exactly as you are supposed– one pill a day, […]Read more »
It turns out my period will likely arrive on the first day of my vacation. Can I delay my period by starting the next pill pack without taking the inactive pills in my pill pack? Will the Pill still be effective?Updated 5 September 2017 under Ask Us.
Check with your health care provider (HCP) to make sure there isn’t any reason why you shouldn’t keep taking active birth control pills in order to delay your period. You […]Read more »
I 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?Updated 31 October 2016 under Ask Us.
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 »
What happens to the lining of your uterus if you take the Pill continuously and not get a period? Does it build up? Do you not grow a lining?Updated 19 October 2016 under Ask Us.
Great question! If you are NOT taking the Pill (oral contraceptive pills), each month, the lining of your uterus naturally thickens or “builds up” to prepare for a possible pregnancy. […]Read more »
How long does it take the pill to kick in? Say I start the pill on Monday. Can I have unprotected sex on Friday?Updated 23 June 2016 under Ask Us.
No, you will not be protected from STIs or pregnancy. Birth control pills do not protect a woman from sexually transmitted infections. Birth control pills protect from pregnancy after 7 […]Read more »
I started birth control the day that I filled my prescription, but that was halfway through my cycle. Should I still expect my regular period?Updated 2 May 2016 under Ask Us.
Since you started taking the Pill half-way through your menstrual cycle (rather than at the beginning of your cycle), your period will likely be later than usual- sometime after you […]Read more »
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?Updated 30 November 2015 under Ask Us.
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 »