Hormonal Contraception

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What Is Post-Birth Control Syndrome?

Post-birth control syndrome can arise months after discontinuing birth control, with symptoms like acne, amenorrhea, and hair loss. Learn more. Post-birth control syndrome can arise in people with a uterus months after discontinuing their hormonal...

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Can Birth Control Cause Hair Loss?

Hair growth is affected by hormones. Learn about how birth control can cause hair loss; its benefits, risks, and other symptoms. Because hair growth is affected by hormones, you may experience hair loss if you're taking hormonal birth control....

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Does Birth Control Affect Lamictal?

While there may be a slight interaction between Lamictal and some oral contraceptives, with regular blood work and monitoring, it is manageable. Lamictal (lamotrigine) is an anti-epileptic drug and mood stabilizer. It is used for the treatment of...

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Can Birth Control Cause Depression?

While there’s no definitive link between birth control and depression, many people have reported suffering from the symptom while on hormonal contraceptives. Birth control comes in many forms, including hormonal and non-hormonal options. Like all...

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Low Dose Birth Control: What You Need to Know

Low-dose birth control pills are a type of oral contraceptive that contains a lower dose of hormones. Learn more about the benefits, risks, and side effects. Low-dose birth control pills are a type of oral contraceptive that contains, as the name...

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Amethyst Continuous Birth Control Pill

The Amethyst birth control pill is the generic version of Lybrel. It is continuous birth control so you can say goodbye to your monthly periods. Amethyst is a combination birth control pill. It is the generic version of Lybrel—Lybrel was...

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Does Birth Control Stop Ovulation?

Birth control can stop ovulation each month. The continuous release of hormones from your birth control can prevent your egg from being released. Hormonal birth control is designed to prevent ovulation by supplying a steady level of estrogen and/or...

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Ethinyl Estradiol (Synthetic Estrogen)

Learn all about ethinyl estradiol, a synthetic​ estrogen that's often used with a progestin in hormonal birth control. Ethinyl estradiol (EE) is a synthetic form of estrogen that's mainly used in various hormonal contraceptives, usually in...

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Hormonal Contraception as a Hirsutism Treatment

Hirsutism (male-pattern hair growth) can occur in women who have very high levels of androgens. Some hormonal contraception reduces androgens. Learn more. Hirsutism is excessive male-pattern hair growth in certain areas of a woman's face and body...

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What to Know About Birth Control Patches

Birth control patches deliver hormonal contraception without the need for a daily pill. They deliver both estrogen and progestin through the skin. Birth control patches are used to prevent pregnancy. They are small adhesive stickers that deliver...

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