Friday, January 28, 2011


If possible, you should avoid taking other medicines, or herbal remedies, with the contraceptive pill. If a health professional prescribes medicine for you, you should always tell them if you're taking the pill. This is because some medication can affect the way that the pill works. Antibiotics might decrease the effectiveness of birth control pills (contraceptives). There have been reports of pregnancy in women who have taken antibiotics while using birth control pills.
Theoretically, additional medications might alter the metabolism and blood levels of the birth control hormones, thereby altering their effectiveness. Antibiotics can affect how estrogen (the active ingredient in the contraceptive pill) is absorbed into your body. This can make the pill less effective, and you'll need to use an additional form of contraceptive, such as a condom. You should use the additional form of contraceptive while you're taking antibiotics, and for one week after you stop.
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Thursday, January 27, 2011


Gregory Pincus was an American physician, biologist, and researcher during the 20th century. Early in his career he began studying hormonal biology and steroidal hormones, but his first breakthrough came in 1934 when was able to produce in vitro fertilization in rabbits. In 1953, Margaret Sanger and Katherine McCormick confronted Pincus with the idea of creating an oral contraceptive. He sought out Searle, a pharmaceutical company, about funding for their plan. Searle's initial reaction was 'no' because it jeopardized his company due to the austere birth control laws. Despite the fact that Searle had no intention of creating an oral contraceptive, Frank Colton, a chemist at the company, accidentally developed a type of one. Enovid, the brand name of the first pill, was put on the market in 1957 as a menstrual regulator.
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Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Birth control pills are most popular and secure method of contraception. Pills were used by millions of women during several decades and for now many scientific long-term investigations were completed. In most cases there are no side effects especially since the low doses of estrogens are used for now in modern birth control pills. Most side effects are temporary and they should not be a reason to discontinue the method – in most cases side effects usually disappear after 1-3 months.
Despite the fact that Birth Control Pills are safe for most women, they do carry some health risks.
Before you start birth control pills, you need to know everything about risks and side effects.

Friday, January 21, 2011


Birth control pills provide certain health benefits in addition to preventing pregnancy. Before you start taking oral contraceptives, discuss the health benefits with a health care professional. Some of the main health benefits of birth control pills include an improved menstrual cycle (less bleeding and cramps), decreased risk of certain types of cancers, protection from ovarian cysts and an improved complexion.
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