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She doesn't like my preferred birth control "policy". How to compromise?

BirthControlFilter: New couple discussing our options to have better sex while avoiding babies. We're having trouble compromising and could use some advice. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 29, 2012 - 89 answers

No period (at least yet...) on the mini-pill?

No period (at least yet) on a progestin-only birth control pill; do I really have to go in to the doctor? [more inside]
posted by My Top Secret Sock Puppet Account on Jan 28, 2012 - 6 answers

To Pill or Not to Pill, that is my question

I'm a 44-year-old woman and I'm on the pill. Should I be? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 6, 2012 - 5 answers

Birth control pill without the mood swings?

Birth Control Filter: I am have been taking the pill and getting really bad mood swings. I have an appointment with my GP to discuss changing the type of pill that I take. I’m looking for advice on what to ask for. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 4, 2012 - 13 answers

Deliveries by Santa only please, not storks.

[BirthControlFilter: Xmas Edition] On vacation. Left birth control pills at home. D'oh! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 25, 2011 - 9 answers

Where's my period?

Last week, I abruptly stopped taking my birth control pill (Aviane) four days before I was supposed to start my placebo pack. When will my period start? [more inside]
posted by calcetina on Dec 15, 2011 - 7 answers

Is it possible to purchase the Pill in Jordan?

Does anyone know about access to hormonal contraceptives in Amman, Jordan? [more inside]
posted by Papagayo on Dec 8, 2011 - 4 answers

Headaches, depression, moodiness, PMS: Microgynon or Mirena

My hormones were a mess and 6 months ago my doctor suggested birth control pills to regulate them. I was put on Yasmin, and that worked great, I felt much better overall, except for the debilitating headaches once a month. I tried skipping the stop/placebo week, but that didn't work at all (severe headache and long breakthrough bleeding), and so much headache every month is not an option. [more inside]
posted by blub on Dec 6, 2011 - 8 answers

Birth Control

Can you tell me about your experiences with Depo-Provera? [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Dec 5, 2011 - 28 answers

Would prefer to not lose my mind. Again.

Accutane. HBC intolerance. IUD. Anxiety about all of the above. Here we go. [more inside]
posted by hubble on Nov 3, 2011 - 21 answers

A Women-Only Question: Inner Workin's

Female/menstruation/BC issues requiring anecdata. [more inside]
posted by tracicle on Oct 29, 2011 - 12 answers

Starting birth control mid-cycle, specifically to be period-free for a certain week.

I have an international trip coming up in two weeks. I went off birth control about 6 months ago, and would like to get back on it, to avoid dealing with my period during the trip. I have no experience with starting BC mid-cycle, and when breakthrough bleeding generally happens (immediately? Towards the end of the 30-day pack?). When is the best time to start? Now? A few days before the trip? [more inside]
posted by Xere on Oct 28, 2011 - 3 answers

Headaches on extended pill regimen

I started Yasmin birth control 3 months ago because my doctor thought it would help regulate my hormones. The first month was rough but the last two months were great. This month I wanted to skip my withdrawal bleeding so I started another strip without the stop/placebo week. I am now on day 7 of this strip, and for the last three days I have been having a rather bad headache. I never have headaches three days in a row, and also see no other reason for them. Been outside all weekend, got enough sleep, no changes in food. I don't find much about this on the internet. Should/could I just take a stop-week now, have a withdrawal bleeding, and hope the headache goes away? (and start with a new strip next week?) Should I wait it out? Any experiences?
posted by blub on Oct 18, 2011 - 7 answers

I swear I begged for it.

I'm sporting some pretty awesome, consensually-obtained bruises in some choice places this week, which I certainly wasn't planning on showing to my doctor. Now I just realized I'm almost out of birth control and need to go for my annual women's health checkup to get more. Am I going to run into any problems? (NSFW) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 16, 2011 - 26 answers

Ultra-low-dose birth control pills with generics?

Hormonal birth control question: Lo Loestrin Fe has no generic, and even with my crappy insurance is unaffordable for me. What are other ultra-low-dose birth control pills that DO have generics? [more inside]
posted by fiercecupcake on Oct 11, 2011 - 21 answers

Can I skip my periods?

Nuvaring and skipping my periods: is it OK? Do I really need to ramp it up? [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Oct 7, 2011 - 18 answers

Ditch the doc?

Am I wrong to want to ditch my doctor for this? [more inside]
posted by futureisunwritten on Oct 4, 2011 - 45 answers

neither pregnancy or emotional instability appeal to me!

The idea of going on the pill freaks me out-- am I being reasonable, metafilter? [more inside]
posted by geegollygosh on Sep 24, 2011 - 39 answers

When to start NuvaRing?

Birth control filter: is my NuvaRing timing okay? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 16, 2011 - 5 answers

How can I induce or delay my period without using birth control?

How can I induce or delay my period without using birth control? [more inside]
posted by Judith Butlerian Jihad on Sep 13, 2011 - 15 answers

Oh hell, I think maybe I want the cramps back...

Is being borderline-weepy and extremely short-tempered a normal part of adjusting to hormonal birth control or should I call my doctor? [more inside]
posted by Blue Jello Elf on Sep 9, 2011 - 20 answers

Got on the pill, but can't get off

Hormonal birth control is screwing up the sexy time. Alternatives? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 4, 2011 - 26 answers

Birth Control Filter: I think the pill might be lowering my sex drive. How can I tell and what I can I do about it?

Birth Control Filter: I think the pill might be lowering my sex drive. How can I tell and what I can I do about it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 23, 2011 - 16 answers

The only thing worse than a stressed-out bride is a stressed-out, HORMONAL bride

My skin is exploding with hormonal rage... and I'm getting married in 3.5 weeks. Help? [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Aug 17, 2011 - 37 answers

I actually just hate wearing underwear, its hot.

I don't want to have periods ever again. Over a decade I got used to not having to deal with it and now its rather cumbersome. [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Aug 17, 2011 - 31 answers

Doctors scare me. Meds scare me. I have to set an alarm to take my bc everyday or I'll forget. Make it go away!

Birth control - how do the monthly prescriptions work? [more inside]
posted by xicana63 on Aug 1, 2011 - 23 answers

Aunt Flo and her husband Uncle Randy...

Why does my sex drive INCREASE when I get my period? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 21, 2011 - 32 answers

How to prevent spontaneous ovulation with premature ovarian failure in the mix?

What to use for birth control when the pill might make it MORE likely to get pregnant? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 27, 2011 - 18 answers

Babies??? No!!

YANMD (You Are Not My Doctor) but my SO is on the pill and we're wondering if we need to supplement with other birth control methods. [more inside]
posted by nokry56 on Jun 27, 2011 - 32 answers

Quo vadis libido?

SSRIs, birth control, and my significant other’s libido: how do these add up to a severely diminished sex drive? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 22, 2011 - 16 answers

I am tearing up.

My skin keeps...tearing. What could cause this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 17, 2011 - 27 answers

dr. jekyll and mrs. hyde

I am having a hard time reconciling why I want to break up with my boyfriend at least once a month. Please help. [more inside]
posted by iLoveTheRain on Jun 10, 2011 - 14 answers

Can't I just get a pelvic exam over the phone?

Advice needed on: birth control; gynecologists; and confronting the first two as a sexual abuse survivor. Therapist and gyno recommendations in the Seattle area also sought. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 7, 2011 - 28 answers

Help me figure out my birth control

Please tell me your experiences with the birth control implant. Plus other birth control questions. I know YANMD. [more inside]
posted by triggerfinger on May 16, 2011 - 12 answers

This is not who I am!

My HBC is screwing me up. Help! [more inside]
posted by iLoveTheRain on May 10, 2011 - 19 answers

Just let me let go of my eggs!

Did you stop taking HBC, not because you wanted to get pregnant or because you were having problems with it, but just because? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 9, 2011 - 25 answers

What is it like going to Planned Parenthood for birth control?

I just lost my virginity and took a Plan B pill. I need birth control pills asap and cannot afford to wait for the next available appointment with my ob/gyn. So, I will be going to Planned Parenthood. I've never been to Planned Parenthood, never been on any form of birth control (except the Plan B pill I just took) and have no idea what to expect. Did you go to PP for birth control pills, and how satisfied were you with the level of care? Generally speaking, have you consulted with both a Certified Nurse-Midwife and an OB/GYN? Which one did you prefer, and why?
posted by anonymous on Apr 11, 2011 - 34 answers

Help me not get pregnant and make my partner happy

Non-barrier birth control... your experiences and advice? [more inside]
posted by carolinaherrera on Apr 1, 2011 - 28 answers

Are any of these three options more likely than Nuvaring to suppress periods?

Continuous Nuvaring is not working for period suppression. Of Depo-Provera, Mirena, and continuous Ortho Evra (only those three options), is any significantly MORE likely than Nuvaring to completely or mostly suppress periods? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 22, 2011 - 22 answers

Ask your MetaFilter if birth control pills are right for you!

This is a long boring question about birth control pills (specifically Yaz and Levlite) and weight gain. [more inside]
posted by DestinationUnknown on Mar 8, 2011 - 12 answers

What time is it? It's BABY TIME! ...we hope!

Has anyone here had experience with conception post-IUD? Is there anything I should know ahead of time, or start doing a few months in advance to smooth the transition? How long after removal will fertility return? [more inside]
posted by kitarra on Feb 16, 2011 - 15 answers

Lowest-risk combination method of [condom + (insert preferred non-IUD, non-hormonal contraceptive here)]

Currently I live the starving graduating college student life and had to leave my previous job for an unpaid internship this semester. In addition to having no steady income, my family's new insurance policy covers zero of my prescriptions costs. This is making me consider alternative contraceptions that are: - Affordable to a rather strict budget, and - Non-IUD or hormonal-based What are your nominations for the lowest-risk contraceptive alternatives I could use in tandem with condoms, that are most affordable?
posted by monichacha on Jan 20, 2011 - 16 answers

Nuvaring: bringer of the early period?

Started using Nuvaring, feel PMS-y (cramps, breast pain, moody) now. Is this normal? [more inside]
posted by adrianna aria on Jan 14, 2011 - 15 answers

Condoms? Condoms!

It happens to everyone eventually. My anonymous AskMeFi sex question is within! NSFW details included. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 14, 2011 - 39 answers

Loestrin: was it good for you?

I've just been prescribed Loestrin Fe 1/20, and I'm a little nervous about it. My doctor has given me some good advice ("Negative reviews are always the loudest. You have to try it for yourself!"), but some positive anecdotes would help. Questions below. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 7, 2010 - 20 answers

Female Trouble

YANMD. Birth control pill (Loestrin FE) complications/confusion/questions. [more inside]
posted by aabbbiee on Nov 24, 2010 - 10 answers

Does Berocca interfere with the contraceptive pill?

Does Berocca interfere with the contraceptive pill? [more inside]
posted by KLF on Nov 18, 2010 - 4 answers

Should I give the NuvaRing another chance?

After a long time of sexual dormancy, I'm active again. Yeah! So, it's time to figure out birth control, but I'm unsure of what to choose. I would love to go back to the NuvaRing, but I had some dryness issues with it. Is it worth attempting again? Details below. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 15, 2010 - 14 answers

Where did my libido go?

Why has going off the Pill lowered my sex drive? [more inside]
posted by Dilemma on Nov 9, 2010 - 6 answers

Three hours to choose, two kinds of birth control, one confused person.

I started a new birth control pill. Then, unexpectedly, a bunch of my old birth control showed up in the mail. Now what do I take? [more inside]
posted by mandanza on Nov 2, 2010 - 14 answers

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