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The Pill

The Pill

The Pill

The birth control pill has been around for many, many years. It is a nice form of birth control if a person can remember to take it every day. That is part of the compliance nature of this birth control to be effective. It requires one to take a pill every day, typically around the same time. Often most pills have a placebo amount of time - typically anywhere from 4 days to 7 days, and that's normally when the person's menstrual cycle will start. There are various types: there are progesterone-only birth control pills that are often given to women that are lactating or breastfeeding, and then most birth control pills include estrogen and progesterone.

Doctor Profile

Gayle Dean, MD


  • Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Fellow, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Recipient of the “Respect” Physician Award – Tucson Medical Center

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