I read that taking birth control pills can help lower the risk of getting anemia. I have already been diagnosed with iron-deficiency anemia; will going on the pill help?Updated 21 October 2015 under Ask Us.
Birth control pills are often prescribed by health care providers to treat certain medical conditions such as heavy periods. Because there is less menstrual bleeding when taking birth control pills, […]Read more »
I take birth control pills. Do I have to take the “inactive pills”? Why do I have to bleed during this time?Updated 14 September 2015 under Ask Us.
Most birth control pill packages are made up of 21 days of active pills (one color) followed by 7 days of “inactive” pills (a different color), however there are some […]Read more »
Yes. When on the Pill, the lining of your uterus doesn’t become very thick so very little blood needs to come out each month. It is perfectly normal to have […]Read more »
I accidently took the third week Sunday (birth control) pill instead of the second week Sunday (birth control pill). What should I do?Updated 24 July 2015 under Ask Us.
If all of the pills in the first three weeks of your pill pack are the same color, you don’t have to worry because they all contain the same amount […]Read more »
I’ve recently switched from the patch to the Pill. The first month back on the Pill, I missed a few days, so I decided to wait till the next month to start it again which made my period come early. I’ve been taking the Pill consistently now but because I took a few pills in the first row already, I am going to run out of pills and my period is going to come early. What should I do? Is it dangerous to have my period come early?Updated 28 April 2015 under Ask Us.
This is a great question! Many young women find it hard to remember to take the Pill (or any medicine) every day. There are some things you can try, to […]Read more »
In many, but not all states in the United States, your health care provider (HCP) can prescribe birth control pills without your parents’ knowledge. You can check whether this rule […]Read more »
I’ve never had sex and I have regular periods without pain. Should I take birth control pills anyway?Updated 15 January 2015 under Ask Us.
Deciding to take the birth control pill is a very personal choice. For some, the Pill may also help in to make periods lighter, shorter, or more regular. It can […]Read more »
I recently started taking birth control. I am on my second pack of pills, and I was wondering when it is safe to have sex without a condom?Updated 22 December 2014 under Ask Us.
It is never really “safe” to have sex without a condom unless you and your partner are having sex for the very first time and you have never been sexually […]Read more »
Talk with your doctor or health care provider if you think your periods are very heavy. It’s important to find out the cause (if possible) and get treated. The average female […]Read more »