Shelby (cattylina) wrote in vaginapagina,

Differences between strengths of HBC?

 Today at lunch, my friend and I got into a bit of a heated conversation about our birth control pills. Neither of us are, or have ever been, sexually active. She takes her pills strictly to give her control over her periods-I take them to do that as well, but I also take them in conjunction with several other pills to help stabilize my mood and treat depression. I take Yaz, but I don't know what she takes. 

She claims that when you are prescribed HBC, the doctor asks you if you are sexually active in order to determine the amount of "protection" the pill should, if you are only using it to help with periods, they will give you a prescription with less of the contraceptive in it. I have a hard time believing this. I've always thought that when a doctor asks about your sexual activity they are doing so in case you need a pap smear or something of that nature. I know not all birth control pills are the same, but I don't see why the power of the contraceptive agent changes depending on what you use it for. It seems counterintuitive to me :/

I would greatly appreciate it if someone on here could help me out with this. I kind of really want to prove her wrong. TIA!

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