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Are all pills in birth control the same?

Not All Pills Are the Same Some believe that all birth control pills are the same. However, there are different brands and varieties of birth control pills. They can contain different levels of hormones.

Can I put all the birth control pills together? The other kind of birth control pill, called multiphasic (or bi-, tri-, or quadriphasic pills), have different amounts of hormones on different days and need to be taken in the right order, so don’t mix them all together in one container. Talk with your doctor or nurse to find out if your pill is monophasic or multiphasic. If you do put them in a different container, read the storage requirements that come with your prescription to make sure you’re picking the right kind of container.

What are the most popular birth control pills? Alesse is a combined oral contraceptive, the most common type of birth control pill. It contains a combination of two different types of hormones: an estrogen (ethinyl estradiol) and a progestin (levonorgestrel). The hormones in Alesse prevent pregnancy primarily by stopping ovulation (the maturation and release of eggs from the ovaries).

What are the best birth control options? For a woman who doesn’t want to get pregnant (either again, or ever), the safest and most effective permanent birth control option is a vasectomy for her partner ( more than 99% effective ); however (perhaps not surprisingly), the vasectomy rate in the U.S. is about half of the rate of tubal ligations.

Are some birth control pills too risky? The pill is generally safe to take over a long period of time. But there is some research that suggests it might raise your risks of developing some types of cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, taking birth control pills may increase your risk of breast cancer or cervical cancer over time. The longer you use them, the higher the risk.