birth control pills

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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If I go on birth control to help me have a regular period would it still help me not get pregnant?

Updated 5 March 2018 under Ask Us.

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, […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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