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Choosing a birth control pill

If you're considering taking birth control pills, you're not alone. Birth control pills are some of the most popular contraceptives. And for good reasons — they're effective and easy to use. The variety of birth control pills available, though, can seem daunting. Fortunately, they can be sorted into just a few categories to make it easier to assess your options.

 

What are the different kinds of birth control pills?

 

There are two main kinds of birth control pills — combination birth control pills, which contain estrogen and progestin, and the minipill, which contains only progestin.

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