OB/GYN Dr. Lisa Masterson explains that different birth control pills contain varying levels of hormones.
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Female Speaker: So I am really, really excited about it, guest, Dr. Lisa. So we have a lovely audience out here. I want to hear someone's question. Who do we have, who has got first question? Alright, so this lovely lady here in the Teal here. Well that looks lovely on you. Female Speaker: Hey Dr. Lisa, I have been on birth control now for six months and I am looking to get back on, but I do not really know what type to take so I wonder if you have any suggestions and I also heard about The Natazia and I was just wondering, if you have any suggestions. Dr. Lisa Masterdon: Well see, you hear that word Natazia and that's what the pharmaceutical companies like, and actually as doctors like as well. They have these sexy names, because if we can get you to take a birth control pill, to stop unwanted pregnancies and things like that, whether it's sexy or comes in great packaging because as women we like the way the things look and sound and your girlfriend may say, take the Natazia, it works for me, but it may not work for you because every woman is different. That is why it is great to have options. Birth control pills have estrogens and progesterone in it. So they are pretty much the same and they all have the same estrogen except Natazia is a little different. Natazia is first one with the different estrogen and is quadriphasic meaning it changes four times throughout the cycle. So it depends, if that is good for you. Now changing, going up and down sometimes can make that PMS and make you a little more crazy every month or it can make you less crazy. So it just depends on how it works for you. Some women are very hormone sensitive, some not. So it's really you got to try it, is what your Gyn is going to tell you and what you are trying to get out of it and that is really what's going to be best. Don't be thrown by these names which your girl friend is taking. Talk to your Gyn.
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