Birth control

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Is it Safe to Smoke While Taking Birth Control Pills? 

Medical review by: Andrea Eisenberg, MD Summary: What are the Risks of Smoking & Vaping? Smoking is a known risk factor for various health complications, particularly cardiovascular diseases like heart disease and stroke, and using birth control while actively smoking or vaping can increase that risk.  Vaping is also known

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The best types of birth control for controlling acne

Medical review by Andrea Eisenberg, MD Summary: Using Birth Control for Controlling Acne Dealing with acne can be a challenging experience, and understandably, you might feel frustrated at times. But did you know that the root cause of acne often goes beyond just skin-deep? Hormonal fluctuations can play a significant

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Ortho Tri-Cyclen® Lo: uses, benefits, side effects, and more

Medical Review by Andrea Eisenberg, MD Summary Ortho Tri-Cyclen® Lo: what is it? Ortho Tri-Cyclen® Lo, a combination birth control pill, is a popular choice among individuals looking for effective contraception with added benefits. Beyond its primary function of preventing pregnancy, it’s widely recognized for its ability to address multiple

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Yasmin® guide: uses, benefits, side effects, and more

Medical Review by Andrea Eisenberg, MD Summary Yasmin®: what is it? Yasmin® is a widely used hormonal birth control option known for its effectiveness and additional benefits beyond contraception.  How Yasmin® works Yasmin® works by combining two hormones, ethinyl estradiol and drospirenone, to prevent pregnancy. Ethinyl estradiol primarily inhibits ovulation, preventing the

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Is it safe to drink alcohol while on birth control?

Medical Review by Andrea Eisenberg MD Summary Alcohol and contraceptives: what you should know Are you curious about the effects of alcohol on birth control? Having questions and concerns about your health and well-being is entirely normal. Fortunately, there are a variety of birth control options available to you, each with

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Navigating your reproductive health: birth control and blood clots

Summary Birth control and blood clots, what you need to know One of the biggest risks that birth control presents is its potential link to blood clots. It’s vital to understand the side effects that come with taking any medication, and birth control is certainly no exception. Years of research

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Guide to Birth Control Methods & Side Effects

Medically reviewed by Andrea Eisenberg, MD Summary Common birth control methods & side effects Birth control is a necessary reality for many individuals to better manage their reproductive health. However, with several options and methods to choose from, it can often lead to an overwhelming amount of information to explore.