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Dr. Carrie Jones
Dr. Kate Henry
August 7, 2023

Exploring Opill: The First Over-the-Counter Daily Oral Birth Control Pill with Dr. Carrie Jones

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In today's episode with Dr. Carrie Jones, you’ll hear us take a deep dive on:

  1. What is Opill?

  2. Who can and who can't take it?

  3. Opill's benefits and side effects

  4. The impact of Opill on birth control

  5. Birth control education for teens

  6. Gut health and birth control pill effectiveness

Dr. Carrie Jones is a highly regarded naturopathic physician esteemed for her exceptional achievements in functional and integrative medicine. She holds the Chief Medical Officer position at NuEthix Formulations and Head of Medical Education at Metabolic Mentor University. With over seventeen years of expertise, Dr. Jones has become a recognized authority in naturopathic endocrinology, earning board certification in this specialized area.

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00:00 - Intro

03:00 - Why is Opill a game-changer?

04:17 - How does Opill work?

09:28 - The risks around estrogen-containing birth control pills

11:37 - Checking a practitioner before taking the Opill

13:29 - Birth control side effects

18:53 - Reducing birth control side effects

21:39 - Why does the gut matter for hormonal health?

25:05 - Tips for improving digestive health and mobility

30:20 - The mini pill and progestin-only options for new mothers

31:00 - Empowering preteens and teens to make informed decisions

38:38 - Plan A, B, and C

41:29 - Alternative uses and misconceptions of birth control pills

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