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ask: Low dose birth control

By Emily B
 
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What does lose does birth control mean? does it raise the chances of getting pregnant?

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Hi Emily B,

 

Welcome to EmpowHER. Very-low-dose birth control pills are also called oral contraceptives. They have less estrogen than regular birth control pills. Combination birth control pills that contain less than 50 micrograms of ethinyl estradiol, a kind of estrogen, are known as low-dose pills. Women who are sensitive to hormones may benefit from taking a lower dose pill. However, low-dose pills may result in more bleeding or spotting between periods.  Your OBGYN can determine which birth control pill would be best for you, depending on your medical history.

 

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Daisy

July 11, 2013 - 5:04pm
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