Hormones and birth control

Health Educator, Minerva Cano, discusses what the different effects of different birth control options are on hormones and which type of birth control is best for certain type of people
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Hormones and birth control

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The hormonal methods of birth control are ones that actually have hormones inside of them. The way that they work is that they prevent ovulation – the egg being released into the fallopian tubes – and then they also make a mucus – a cervical mucus – a little bit heavy and it prevents the sperm from going through and they also cause the lining of the uterus not to become larger, I should say, or develop. The best people to use this type of method are individuals who are good at keeping record, because they come in daily use doses, they also come in monthly doses and weekly doses. So it depends on the individual. It’s something that you really have to talk with your health provider in order to decide which method works best for the individual. A lot of people like these particular types of hormones and they continue to use them for a long period of time. It’s not recommended for women who are over the age of 35 and who are smokers.

Health Educator, Minerva Cano, discusses what the different effects of different birth control options are on hormones and which type of birth control is best for certain type of people

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Minerva Cano

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Minerva Cano has served as a Health Educator in the Parent and Adult Program at Planned Parenthood, Los Angeles since 2010. Prior to joining Planned Parenthood, Minerva directed an elementary school family resource center for 10 years. There she helped families obtain the necessary resources for their chlidren to excel in school. 

As a mother of two, Minerva understands the importance of parent-child communication, particularly in the area of sexuality, puberty and relationships. As a memeber of Planned Parenthood's Parent and Adult Health Education team, Minerva and her colleagues work every day to help parents gain the knowledge and confidence they need to engage their children in these important converstations. Through presentations in homes, schools, churches, temples and community oraginizations parents are taught how to answer their children's questions openly and honestly. 
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