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ETHINYL ESTRADIOL; LEVONORGESTREL is an oral contraceptive. It combines two types of female hormones, an estrogen and a progestin. They are used to prevent ovulation and pregnancy. Compare estrogen / progestin combinations.
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Don’t Believe These 10 Birth Control Myths

Dr. Sharon Orrange - April 12, 2016

In clinic conversations with young women, I am always surprised by the amount of misinformation out there on oral contraceptives—aka birth control pills.

So let’s clear some things up. Here are the 10 most common myths I hear about birth control pills, and the facts that contradict them.

  • Myth 1: “They will make me gain weight.” Many women believe that oral birth control causes weight gain. Please know that with the lower dose pills we currently prescribe, weight gain is not a consistent finding.
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Update: Oregon Pharmacists Can Now Prescribe Birth Control

The GoodRx Pharmacist - January 08, 2016

In 2015, the governor of Oregon signed a bill (HB 2879) that would allow anyone 18 years of age and older to receive birth control from a pharmacist without a doctor’s prescription.

Now, as of January 1, 2016, Oregon pharmacists can officially prescribe and dispense birth control.

Oregon is the first state to pass such a bill—one that may pave the way for easier access to contraceptives.

The only other state that has passed a law to allow pharmacists to prescribe birth control is California (SB 493), though it won’t go into effect until March 2016. See More

Paying Cash For Your Birth Control? Here’s How to Save

Dr. Sharon Orrange - July 08, 2014

Thirty percent of women who use contraception in the United States use oral contraceptives. Add to this women who use birth control pills for other medical conditions (polycystic ovary syndrome, heavy menstrual periods, ovarian cysts, etc) and imagine the number of women who may now be forced to pay cash for these medications.

On June 30th the Supreme Court decided that for-profit companies cannot be compelled to provide insurance coverage for contraception if doing so violates the religious beliefs of the company’s owners. See More

The Buzz Around the Pill: Birth Control and the Risk of Blood Clots

Dr. Sharon Orrange - March 17, 2014

Many folks have heard the news, and seen ads on the side of buses: if you took oral contraceptives and have had a deep vein thrombosis (DVT), call some attorney’s number. The reason that a DVT is scary, as you know, is that it can break off and travel up to the lung where it is called a pulmonary embolism. Pulmonary emboli (PE) are dangerous, though when caught early they can be treated with blood thinners. See More

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