Birth Control / Contraceptive

This page contains the most recent discussion threads pertaining to Birth Control / Contraceptive, as well as a list of all of the drugs falling within this category.

Birth Control / Contraceptive Overview

Birth control, also known as contraception and fertility control, is a method or device used to prevent pregnancy.[1] Birth control has been used since ancient times, but effective and safe methods of birth control only became available in the 20th century.[2] Planning, making available, and using birth control is called family planning.[3][4] Some cultures limit or discourage access to birth control because they consider it to be morally, religiously, or politically undesirable.[2] The most ...

Read more Birth Control / Contraceptive Details
Article is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source:

Recent Birth Control / Contraceptive Forums: RSS Feed

Sprintec Skipping Period
33 Replies RSS Share
I want to skip my period. Can I skip the white pills on sprintec and start a new pack? ## Yes, unless your doctor has told you not to do so, it is perfectly safe to do this, occasionally. Many women use oral contraceptives to skip having their menstrual cycle on special occasions, or other times when it would just be inconvenient. There are even some on the market now that allow you to only have 3 or 4 menstrual cycles a year. Are there any other questions or comments? ## I don't really think you should do that until talking to a doctor, just to be sure.... My doctor is having me skip the placebo pills for two months then taking it the third month so that I'll have a period every three months. You don't want to mess anything up, so talk to a doctor first. ## I have just star...
Updated 12 seconds ago in Sprintec.
How long does it take contraceptive pills to work?
3 Replies RSS Share
Hi. I am 21 years of age and i've never used any contraceptive before. I would like to know how long does it take for oralcon contraceptive pills to work? ## Hi precious! It takes a month of taking the pill until u r safe. Even though, nothing is 100 percent safe except abstinence. Take it every day and try not 2 skip any. In the mean time, u should use back up protection, such as condoms. ## Hello. I'm 27 yrs. old nakipag intercourse ako s asawa ko on the 1st day of my menstruation. but on the 2nd day nagtake ako ng trust pill. So my tendency po ba na pregnancy ako? kc parang d niya na widraw lahat ng sperm niye??... salamat po. waiting for your comment pls! ## Hi! After my menstruation on the third day I had unprotected intercourse. Then on the next day I took two Oralcon tabl...
Updated 5 hours ago.
Lo Loestrin FE and continuous bleeding
285 Replies RSS Share
I started taking Lo Loestrin FE on Feb. 2nd and it is now Feb. 21st and I have been bleeding non-stop (literally all day, every day). Doctor says to wait it out for 3 months... 3 months of non-stop bleeding? I've heard of breakthrough bleeding but this crazy! ## While I agree that it is crazy and unacceptable, yes, even if it lasts for a long time, continuously, they still consider that to be just breakthrough bleeding. However, you should give it at least a full month, to see if your body adjusts to these pills. If you are still bleeding by the time you start your second pill pack, you should call and insist on a change and if they don't agree, you may want to consider seeing a different doctor. To be honest, there is no reason for a woman to have to put up with it, for that lo...
Updated 11 hours ago in Lo Loestrin Fe.
Which Lo Loestrin Fe pills in the pack are inactive?
2 Replies RSS Share
My doctor put me on Lo Loestrin to regulate my periods. Sometimes I go three months without one and then go a month continually having one. My question is this: which pills in the Lo Loestrin pack are inactive? I've heard that if you skip the inactive ones, you can skip periods. Please help. Really tired, cramping, and drained here.... ## Hi Amy, According to, each Lo Loestrin (Fe) blister pack of 28 tablets contain: 24 (active) blue, round tablets imprinted with “WC” on one side and “421” on the other and each containing 1 mg norethindrone and 10 mcg ethinyl estradiol 2 (active) white, hexagonal tablets imprinted with “WC” on one side and “422” on the other and each containing 10 mcg ethinyl estradiol 2 (non-hormonal placebo) ...
Updated 1 day ago in Lo Loestrin Fe.
Trying to conceive after jadelle removed
6 Replies RSS Share
Hi, I'm 24yrs old trying to conceive my first child. I had my jadelle implants removed in Feb 2016 after 14months in as trying to Concieve. When I had them removed I had my period. The following month I ovulated then got my period, now in April, I think I ovulated as normal and now my period is 3 days late, doesn't feel like it is coming either, however, pregnancy test is negative. Could I still be pregnant? Why would my period be late if I'm not pregnant? ## Your hormones can fluctuate, especially this soon after having the Jadelle removed and that could result in irregular periods and irregular cycles, as reported by the FDA. You may also experience weight changes, irritability and PMS-like symptoms. It usually takes a few months, for things to return to normal, once your ...
Updated 1 day ago in Jadelle.
Didn’t take white pills?..
2 Replies RSS Share
So I just found out after 5 months into taking this birth control that the white pills are active. I didn’t take the white pills last month and had my period and then started my new pack but also did unprotected intercourse during the first week of the new pack. Now by the end of the pack, I only took one white pill and my period didn’t come. And I just now started my new pack and my period still didn’t come. Also there were some times that I took some pills late by an hour or two and did have some spotting during the 3rd week of the pack and one single spotting during the white pillbut that’s it. And no more bleeding after that. Could I be pregnant? ## Sorry I didn’t mention this before but I’ve been taking lo loestrin fe the past 5 months. And would...
Updated 1 day ago in Lo Loestrin Fe.
Lo Loestrin Fe - Missed Periods
378 Replies RSS Share
I've been taking Lo Loestrin Fe at the same time every day consistantly for two months with no period... is this normal? ## Yes, it can be. These do contain hormones, to prevent pregnancy and they can affect different people in different ways. Some women will menstruate regularly and some won't. There is really no harm in skipping, but if you are concerned about it, you should consult your doctor. Many women use their birth control to skip their menstrual cycle, especially for important events, such as marriage or vacations. Have you contacted your doctor? ## i started taking lo loestrin fe the first day of my last period and during the 3rd week i had unprotected sex with my boyfriend. i had been having breakthough bleeding. Is this okay? id missed one pill at the beging of the ...
Updated 1 day ago in Lo Loestrin Fe.
Missing your period the first month of sprintec???
3 Replies RSS Share
This is my first month being on sprintec, or any other birth control and i started my fourth white pill this morning and I still haven't had my period. I was prescribed the Sunday start plan but I was confused on how it worked so I ended up not starting the pills until a week and a day after my period. I started having cramps and normal period symptoms about a week and a half ago ( around my normal period arrive date) but no bleeding or spotting or anything. Is it normal to not have a period your first month of sprintec if you start it a week after you're suppose to??? ## Hello, Jenny! How are you? I am sorry about the confusion. Did you engage in intercourse during the first week of taking it, without using additional protection? If so, there may be a chance that you're pre...
Updated 1 day ago in Sprintec.
what does famynor white pill do
1 Reply RSS Share
I have been using nur isterate last year from January to October and I stopped,I have been experience non stop bleeding i went to clinic and nurse gave me Famynor and she cut out the red ones,what are the white do,and I want to get pregnant plz help ## I got 5 months now I can't see my periods and they gave me Famynor pills it's now 1 and half week nothing has happened and I want the baby please ...*****answer*****hey there,i was also having irregular periods,i went to go see my Doctor and he gave me 3 boxes of Famynor pills,they helped a lot,my periods are now back ,I heard that the red pill is for the periods and if you want the periods to stop ,you drink the white one ## This is an oral contraceptive, so it is not likely that you will become pregnant, while taking it...
Updated 2 days ago.
Jadelle removal/period
7 Replies RSS Share
Hi there, I've just recently come off the Jadelle 2 months ago and I haven't received my period. I get the cramps normally no spotting nothing! My tummy feels weird every morning and I'm just wanting to know how long it will take to get my period again and is this normal? I want my body back to normal. ## It can take a couple of months for your body to balance your hormones back out on its own and for things to return to normal, but if you go past 3 months without a period, you should consult your doctor. The FDA lists the other withdrawal effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, weight changes and irritability. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Hi. I have had jadelle in for 11 months, but now im bleeding badly and I want to remove it. Where can I do that? #...
Updated 2 days ago in Jadelle.

Birth Control / Contraceptive Medications (202 results)

Note: All times displayed are GMT - 7.

This information has been independently compiled and is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice from a qualified healthcare professional; nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. For more details please see the Medical Disclaimer. Site content is Copyright © 2005-2018 and is protected under U.S. and International Copyright laws. All Rights Reserved. This page was last updated on 21 March 2018.

We are committed to your privacy.

Copyright © 2005-2018 All Rights Reserved. MedsChat® and The People's Medicine Community® are registered trademarks of Limelight Innovations L.L.C.