WHAT IS THE BIRTH CONTROL PILL?
The contraceptive pill is a hormonal medication that prevents pregnancy by stopping ovulation and preventing the passage of sperm into the uterus. It contains synthetic forms of the naturally occurring hormones estrogen and progesterone. Most birth control pills contain both hormones and are called ‘combined oral contraceptives’. Another type of pill contains only progesterone and is called a ‘mini pill’.
HOW TO USE THE BIRTH CONTROL PILL?
The contraceptive pill should be started on the first day of your period. Take a pill at the same time every day and use it until the box is finished. After the box is finished, take a break for 7 days and start again until the box is finished.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF THE BIRTH CONTROL PILL?
This method, which protects against unwanted pregnancy, also regulates menstruation. In this way, your menstrual cycle returns immediately after stopping the pill and pregnancy can be planned. Birth control pills also have protective effects against acne, ectopic pregnancy, bone weakening and ovarian cancer.