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What are some low-dose birth control pill options?

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Some examples of low-dose pills are:

  • Drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol (Yasmin)
  • Levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol (Levora)
  • Norethindrone and ethinyl estradiol (Estrostep or Ortho-Novum)
  • Norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol (Ortho-Tri-Cyclen Lo)
  • Norgestrel and ethinyl estradiol (Lo/Ovral-28)

SOURCES:

Aponte, M.  American Urological Association 2013 Annual Scientific Meeting: Abstract 1515. Presented May 2013.

Association of Reproductive Health Professionals: "Choosing a Birth Control Method: Combined Oral Contraceptive Pills."

Cianci, A. , August 2007. Minerva Ginecologica

Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education: "Female Contraception."

International Pelvic Pain Society: "Do Oral Contraceptive Pills Cause Vulvodynia? Time to Finally End the Controversy."

Kripke, C. , October 2005. American Family Physician

Liao, P.V. December 2012. Canadian Family Physician,

Mary Jane Minkin, MD, clinical professor, obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive sciences, Yale School of Medicine.

Planned Parenthood: "Birth Control Pills."

Vanessa Cullins, MD, obstetrician/gynecologist; vice president of external affairs, Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

Womenshealth.gov: "Menopause Symptom Relief and Treatments."

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on June 07, 2017

SOURCES:

Aponte, M.  American Urological Association 2013 Annual Scientific Meeting: Abstract 1515. Presented May 2013.

Association of Reproductive Health Professionals: "Choosing a Birth Control Method: Combined Oral Contraceptive Pills."

Cianci, A. , August 2007. Minerva Ginecologica

Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education: "Female Contraception."

International Pelvic Pain Society: "Do Oral Contraceptive Pills Cause Vulvodynia? Time to Finally End the Controversy."

Kripke, C. , October 2005. American Family Physician

Liao, P.V. December 2012. Canadian Family Physician,

Mary Jane Minkin, MD, clinical professor, obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive sciences, Yale School of Medicine.

Planned Parenthood: "Birth Control Pills."

Vanessa Cullins, MD, obstetrician/gynecologist; vice president of external affairs, Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

Womenshealth.gov: "Menopause Symptom Relief and Treatments."

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on June 07, 2017

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