the pill

    The pill, birth control and contraception

    Choosing the Right Combination Birth Control Pill

    Combination birth control pills contain both progestin and estrogen. There are various types of progestin used in combination birth control pills giving women a wide selection. ... more »

    Birth Control Pill: Withdrawal Bleeding

    The birth control pill contains active and inactive hormone pills. Active hormone pills prevent ovulation as well as the lining of the uterus from thickening. ... more »

    Tips for Safely Storing the Pill

    The pill need to be stored safely to maintain integrity and efficacy. You may think throwing your bathroom cabinet or purse is the ideal, but those places could be the worst for storing the pill. ... more »

    Common Myths About the Birth Control Pill

    The birth control pill has been around for decades; despite clinical study and assurance from the prescribing physician, women continue to hear myths about potential side effects of taking the pill. ... more »

    Will I Get Pregnant if I Have Sex In Between Two Pill Packs?

    As long as you take your birth control pills regularly, there is little risk of pregnancy if you have unprotected sex while taking the inactive pills in your birth control pack. ... more »

    Why Does My Period Always Come at the End of the White Pills and Not the Beginning?

    Menstrual cycles tend to be shorter when you're taking birth control pills and your cycle is controlled by the active hormones in the 21 colored pills. ... more »

    Will I Get Pregnant if I Have Sex During My Period?

    You would think with the body expelling the uterine lining during your menstrual cycle that sex during menstruation should be the safest time to go unprotected, but that is not the case. ... more »

    How to Get Pregnant After The Pill and Other Birth Control

    It is safe to get pregnant as soon as you stop birth control, stop the pill, or have the IUD removed? Getting pregnant after birth control is not as complicated as many believe. ... more »

    Fertility and TTC After Birth Control

    When and how to get pregnant after birth control depends on what type of birth control you were using. You can get pregnant as soon as your body is ovulating again. ... more »

    When Can I Get Pregnant After Stopping the Pill?

    When can I get pregnant after stopping the pill? ... more »

    Getting Pregnant while on the Pill

    Can I get pregnant while on the pill? ... more »

    When to See the Doctor After the Pill

    I haven't had my period since I stopped the pill four months ago, should I see a doctor? ... more »

    Getting Pregnant after the Pill

    How long after the pill should we wait before getting pregnant? ... more »