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Generic Ortho Tri-Cyclen

ETHINYL ESTRADIOL; NORGESTIMATE is an oral contraceptive. The products combine two types of female hormones, an estrogen and a progestin. They are used to prevent ovulation and pregnancy. Some products are also used to treat acne in females. 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

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