Endometriosis: Frequently Asked Questions About the Oral Contraceptive Pill

Updated 29 November 2022 under Health Guides.

Do I need a pelvic exam before going on the oral contraceptive pill? No. Although it is important for people to have checkups as part of their general health care, […]

Read more »

Endometriosis: How To Take Continuous Oral Contraceptive Pills

Updated 21 August 2020 under Health Guides.

Taking the Pill continuously means that you will take one active pill (containing the female hormones estrogen and progestin) every day without a break. This will help keep the lining […]

Read more »

Endometriosis: Continuous Hormonal Pills (OCPs)

Updated 29 November 2022 under Health Guides.

Combination hormonal treatment is very effective for treating endometriosis. Hormonal treatment doesn’t “cure” endometriosis, but it may help with controlling pain by stopping your periods and preventing endometriosis from getting […]

Read more »
birth control pills

I’m on birth control pills and my boyfriend and I use condoms. Recently while we were having sex, the condom broke. I forgot to take my Pill that night, could I still get pregnant?

Updated 22 July 2014 under Ask Us.

There is a slight chance you could be pregnant. You should always take a forgotten birth control pill as soon as you remember. If you miss 1 birth control pill, […]

Read more »

Progestin-Only Oral Contraceptive Pills (POP)

Updated 10 September 2022 under Health Guides.

The progestin-only pill (POP) is a type of birth control pill (oral contraceptive) that only contains progestin. It may be prescribed for young and adults who can’t take estrogen due […]

Read more »

Contraception: General Information

Updated 8 May 2022 under Health Guides.

You may be starting to think about what it means to be involved in a sexual relationship. There are many things that you need to think about before you decide […]

Read more »

PCOS: The Oral Contraceptive Pill

Updated 8 November 2022 under Health Guides.

Adolescents and young people are frequently prescribed oral contraceptive pills (also called the “Pill”) for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and for other problems like irregular or absent menstrual periods, menstrual cramps, […]

Read more »
birth control pills

Birth Control Pills: Frequently Asked Questions

Updated 11 August 2022 under Health Guides.

Are there different kinds of birth control pills? Yes. There are many different kinds of birth control pills (there are different doses of hormones in different hormonal pills). Your health […]

Read more »
birth control pills

Birth Control Pills: How to take BCPs

Updated 11 August 2022 under Health Guides.

The most common pill packs come with 21 active hormone pills and seven placebo pills, but some packs have 23, 24, 26, or even 28 active pills. The example shown […]

Read more »
birth control pills

Birth Control Pills: General Information

Updated 11 August 2022 under Health Guides.

Birth control pills (also called oral contraceptive pills and the “Pill”) are a type of female hormonal birth control method and are very effective at preventing pregnancy. The Pills are […]

Read more »