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  Birth Control Pill - Information on Birth Control Pill - Birth Control Pill Home
The birth control pill is an oral contraceptive that is taken by mouth to prevent an unwanted pregnancy.
Initially, the birth control pill was not available to all women and it wasn’t until 1972 that it was.
When you decide to give the birth control pill a try, you can then conclude, after you have experienced the side effects and have weighed the benefits and costs, whether the birth control pill is right for you and your body.
www.birth-control-pill.org   (491 words)

  Frequently Asked Questions About Birth Control Methods   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Birth control methods can fail, but you can greatly increase a method’s success rate by using it correctly all of the time.
Emergency contraception, or emergency birth control, is used to keep a woman from getting pregnant when she has had unprotected vaginal intercourse.
Or, a woman may have forgotten to take her birth control pills, or may have been abused or forced to have sex when she did not want to.
www.4woman.gov /faq/birthcont.htm   (4260 words)

  Birth Control - MSN Encarta
Birth control prevents a female sex cell (egg) from being fertilized by a male sex cell (sperm) and implanting in the uterus.
When no birth control is used, about 85 percent of sexually active couples experience a pregnancy within one year.
But surgical birth control methods cannot, in most cases, be reversed; once a man or woman undergoes the surgery, he or she can no longer reproduce.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761554942/Birth_Control.html   (579 words)

  Birth control - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Birth control is a regimen of one or more actions, devices, or medications followed in order to deliberately prevent or reduce the likelihood of a woman giving birth or becoming pregnant.
Methods of birth control which may prevent the implantation of an embryo if fertilization occurs are medically considered to be contraception but characterized by some opponents as abortifacients.
Birth control is a controversial political and ethical issue in many cultures and religions, and although it is generally less controversial than abortion specifically, it is still opposed by many.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Birth_control   (2589 words)

 Discovery Health :: Birth Control
Birth control and contraception refer to the conscious regulation of the conception and birth of children, also known as family planning.
Generally, birth control and the use of contraceptive methods are employed to limit the number of children that are born or to spread out their time of birth.
Sometimes birth control is practiced for a specific period of time (several months or years), and sometimes — when there is a medical or other reason to end conception — it is practiced until the end of fertility.
health.discovery.com /centers/sex/sexpedia/birthcontrol.html   (391 words)

 Birth Control- Health Encyclopedia and Reference
Birth control is a term used to describe an artificial or natural means to prevent pregnancy.
Birth control pills use synthetic hormones similar to the ones made in the ovaries.
The Contraceptive Patch has the same properties as the oral birth control pill, but is applied to the skin of the lower abdomen, buttocks, upper arm or upper body.
www.healthcentral.com /encyclopedia/408/200.html   (2378 words)

 Birth Control Methods - Remaining Healthy
The sponge is not the most effective birth control method and women must be aware of the failure rate before choosing the sponge as their only method of birth control.
This form of birth control suppresses ovulation (the monthly release of an egg from the ovaries) by the combined actions of the hormones estrogen and progestin.
Birth control pills are safe for most women-statistically safer even than delivering a baby--but they carry some risks.
www.remaininghealthy.net /womens_health/birth_control_methods.htm   (2916 words)

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 Birth Control
Birth control methods allow a woman or a couple to choose whether and when to have a child.
Birth control methods work either by preventing the ovary from releasing an egg (ovum) or by preventing the male's sperm from fertilizing the ovum.
For birth control to be effective, it is essential to find a method that you and your partner will use correctly and consistently, every single time you have intercourse.
hw.healthdialog.com /kbase/topic/special/hw237864/sec1.htm   (644 words)

 Women's History Then & Now - Birth Control
Birth control can be dated back as far as 2,000 years, but my focus is comparing and contrasting the nineteenth century birth control to modern day types.
The nineteenth century physicians viewed birth control to be unnatural and degrading in their mental effect, and injurious to both the husband and wife in their physical interactions (Banks 98).
This leads into the characteristic that birth control is an inappropriate subject to become involved in since it was associated with the activities of non-professionals-the quacks, retailers of rubber goods and midwives-and respectable physicians do not want to be associated with these lower class people.
www.cwrl.utexas.edu /~ulrich/femhist/birth_control.shtml   (1916 words)

 Birth control pill FAQ: Benefits, risks and choices - MayoClinic.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Scientific evidence suggests using birth control pills for longer periods of time increases your risk of some cancers, such as cervical cancer and liver cancer, but it also decreases your risk of other types of cancer, including ovarian cancer and endometrial cancer.
The effects of antibiotics on birth control pills may be overstated — except in the case of one antibiotic, rifampin.
A menopausal woman taking birth control pills continues to get enough estrogen and progestin from the pills and will not realize her ovaries are no longer making these hormones.
www.mayoclinic.com /health/birth-control-pill/WO00098   (2280 words)

 Ceres: Birth Control - Goddess.Astrology.com
Birth control has probably existed since back when Eve contemplated the apple.
While religion is still a strong force in many women's decisions regarding birth control all over the world, the power of the priests has lessened somewhat in some places.
Forms of birth control are myriad starting with the classic condom, which has become even more desirable with its added role as the means to protect against disease.
goddess.astrology.com /ceres/birth_control.html   (386 words)

 Birth Control
Birth control plays a major role in the reproductive and overall health of both men and women.
The clinician should explore with the patient her (or his) reproductive life plan, what method of birth control is currently being used, and what medical or surgical complications might be affecting the patient's current use of a contraceptive.
Birth control methods are designed to prevent conception or prevent or nullify implantation.
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov /books/bv.fcgi?rid=cm.chapter.5084   (2617 words)

 Birth Control Pill
Most birth control pills are "combination pills" containing a combination of the hormones estrogen and progesterone to prevent ovulation (the release of an egg during the monthly cycle).
Any type of birth control pill works best when it is taken every single day at the same time of day, regardless of whether a girl is going to have sex.
Birth control pills have also been found to protect against some forms of breast disease, anemia, ovarian cysts, and ovarian and endometrial cancers.
www.kidshealth.org /teen/sexual_health/contraception/contraception_birth.html   (1264 words)

 Birth Control Information by MedicineNet.com
In simple terms, all methods of birth control are based on either preventing a man's sperm from reaching and entering a woman's egg (fertilization) or preventing the fertilized egg from implanting in the woman's uterus (her womb) and starting to grow.
Permanent birth control usually means that the method cannot be undone or reversed, most likely because it involved surgery.
Birth control methods can also be classified according to whether they are a barrier method (for example, a condom) that blocks sperm, a mechanical method (for example, an intrauterine device), or a hormonal method (for example, the "pill").
www.medicinenet.com /birth_control/article.htm   (557 words)

 MedlinePlus: Birth Control
The primary NIH organization for research on Birth Control is the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Birth control, also known as contraception, is designed to prevent pregnancy.
Birth control methods may work in a number of different ways.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/birthcontrol.html   (602 words)

 Birth Control Pill Guide | Birth Control | Birth Control Patch
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There are quite a few prescription medications used to combat acne, but one of the most frequent choices for women is the use of a birth control pill for acne...
IntroductionThe alarming increase in the population because of the stationary birth rates and the ever lowering death rates of the countries brought about by the economical an social development has imposed a need to lower the birth rates...
birthcontrolpill.info   (975 words)

 Epigee Birth Control Guide
Birth control has been around, in some form, for thousands of years.
Long Term Birth Control: For women who are interested in worry-free birth control that lasts a year or more, the IUD is often recommended by doctors.
While this birth control should be seen as permanent, it is possible to get a vasectomy reversal.
www.epigee.org /guide   (756 words)

 Birth Control for Women with Epilepsy
There are complex interactions between the hormones (estrogen and progesterone) contained in birth control pills or devices and some of the medications used to control seizures.
Again, if you are using one of these forms of birth control, and you take one of the liver enzyme-inducing medications, it is a good idea to use a second barrier method of contraception in addition, such as a diaphragm, a spermicidal cream, or have your partner use a condom.
If you are using birth control pills, bleeding at any other time than when you switch from the active to the inactive pills may indicate that the pills are not working.
www.epilepsyfoundation.org /epilepsyusa/between/birthcontrol.cfm   (1092 words)

 Birth Control
One type of birth control pill called YAZ or Yasmin reduces severe mood and physical symptoms that some women get before they start their monthly periods.
Birth control is an important consideration after you have had a child.
Most methods of birth control can be started soon after childbirth, although some may not be recommended if you are breast-feeding.
www.peacehealth.org /kbase/topic/special/hw237864/sec4.htm   (1081 words)

 Birth Control   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The greatest benefit of effective birth control is that it allows a woman to plan her family--both the size and the spacing.
Birth control pills help protect against certain types of cancer, such as cancer of the ovary and endometrium (lining of the uterus).
If a woman has sex without any type of birth control, she may be able to use a type of backup birth control called emergency contraception.
www.ktwomenscare.com /nss-folder/folder1   (1981 words)

 Birth Control Options, Methods of Birth Control   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Different birth control options are appropriate for different stages of life and lifestyles (eg, no children, breast-feeding).
The birth control pill is a small tablet taken orally for either 21 or 28 days or continuously.
Progestin, which is a main component of some birth control pills, prevents conception by suppressing ovulation and thickening the cervical mucus, which helps block sperm from entering the uterus.
www.thepill.com /html/ppil/birth-control_options.jsp   (1507 words)

 Birth Control
The fear is that Roman Catholics, who are so prohibited in their practice of birth control, will one day be the vast majority in any country they’re allowed to live in.
However, we understand it is necessary to control the population.
"But, the population is usually not the problem and birth control is not the only solution because sometimes people have plenty of money for other things but not for their family.
www.spiritualworld.org /catholicism/birth_control.htm   (200 words)

 Birth Control - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Birth Control, deliberate prevention of pregnancy using any of several methods.
Birth control prevents a female sex cell (egg) from being fertilized...
Birth Rate : history in the United States : United States: Regions of the United States
encarta.msn.com /Birth_Control.html   (145 words)

 Birth Control-Overview
Birth control, also called contraception, is any method used to prevent pregnancy.
Some birth control methods may not be right for you if you have certain health problems or other risk factors.
Long-lasting birth control measures, such as the intrauterine device (IUD), are more costly when you first pay for them.
www.webmd.com /a-to-z-guides/Birth-Control-Overview   (1409 words)

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