How to Use the Contraceptive Pill

Contraceptive Pill

Contraceptive Pills are a form of birth control

Contraceptive Pills are a form of birth control which helps to prevent pregnancy. It contains hormones which mimic the changes that occur in a woman’s body during her menstrual cycle. When used correctly, it is extremely effective and highly recommended for women looking to avoid an unplanned pregnancy. It can be used to treat conditions such as heavy periods, PCOS and endometriosis. To ensure the effectiveness of the pill, it’s best to take it every day at the same time.

Oral contraceptives are most commonly available in two types: combination pills that contain oestrogen and progestin and progestin only pills. If used correctly, these pills are 99 percent effective at preventing pregnancy. The pills stop or reduce ovulation, and thicken the cervical mucus in order to prevent sperm entering the uterus. The pill can be monophasic (equal levels of active pills every month) or multiphasic (different levels of active and inactive pills every week). This is to simulate the normal hormonal fluctuations that occur during menstruation.

Use another birth control method for the first 7 days after starting a new package of pills. The pill won’t have had time to start working. First period after taking the pill will be very light. Some women may even not have a menstrual period. These are side effects that you can expect from the pill. They will not have any impact on your health in the long term.

Some natural remedies and medications can cause the pill to stop working. You should consult your doctor before taking any supplements, herbs or other medications. Tell your doctor about any medical conditions you may have, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, or heart disease.
It is important that you use an alternative method of birth-control, such as condoms, if you forget or miss a pill. You may not be able to tell when you have missed a pill. It is important to keep track.
Remember that the pill will not protect you from sexually transmitted disease. You should still use a contraceptive for any form of sex. You should use protection if you are with a partner who does not take the pill.

It is important to speak with your doctor about your pill if you notice that your period is lighter or if your mood has changed. These changes could be an indication that your pill isn’t working correctly.
In many states, pharmacists can now dispense oral contraceptives with no prescription from a doctor. A doctor is still able to prescribe any contraceptive method. Some clinics or committees of pharmacy and therapeutics may require you to “fail”other forms of contraception before they cover the more expensive options.

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