There are many varieties of pills available today. Most are low dose (20-35 micrograms
of estrogen) and the progestin varies. Your doctor will select a pill specifically
for you based on your individual history and complaints.
Most women will do well on any pill, but certain patients benefit more
from certain types of pills.
Many of the newer pills have different progesterone types, lower estrogen doses,
or have variations in the pill free interval. Ask your doctor what is right for you.
Wendy Fried, M.D., FACOG, FACS,
is an OB/Gyn with Northern Obstetrics and Gynecology, PC in North Hills, New York
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