Tag Archives: birth control

One more form of birth control “bites the dust.”

One more form of birth control “bites the dust.”  Which one?  What was its history? Why? The Bayer company is taking Essure off the market.  Essure was marketed as a nonsurgical alternative to “tying tubes.”  Instead of a surgical tubal … Continue reading

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What side effects to expect from your hormonal contraception?

Hormonal contraceptives are medicines (with hormones in it)that decrease your risk of getting pregnant.  This can be in the many forms: a pill, a patch, a ring inside the vagina, implants under the skin, or an intrauterine device. Most women … Continue reading

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Packaging Error Leads to Recall of Multiple Lots of Oral Contraceptives

A recent packaging error may make your contraceptive choice unsafe.  Please read the article to assure that your oral contraceptives are not among the recalled.  Read on. . . . Packaging Error Leads to Recall of Multiple Lots of Oral … Continue reading

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Reasons to be taking hormonal contraception. . . .other than contraception.

I had a patient today who has menstrual migraines. . . and has had her tubes tied. We discussed starting her on hormonal contraception for noncontraceptives reasons. I reviewed the ACOG (American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology) 2010 bulletin on noncontraceptive … Continue reading

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