FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
No, there are a few different types of pill to choose from, so it is about finding the one that is right for you. It’s important to take your tablets as directed because Forgetting to take your pill means it won’t be as effective.1
The pill is an effective way to prevent pregnancy, If you follow the instructions and use the birth control pill correctly it gives you great protection against pregnancy.5
No. The pill is a hormonal contraceptive, and your doctor will always ask about your medical history and any medications you take to determine which birth control pill is right for you.3
Combination pills contains both estrogen and progestin, the mini-pill contains only progestin. Combination pills prevent your ovaries from releasing an egg, thicken cervical mucus and thin the lining of the uterus.
All of these actions help keep sperm from joining the egg. The mini-pill slows an egg's progress through the fallopian tubes, thickens cervical mucus and thins the endometrium, all of which help prevent sperm from reaching the egg.
The mini-pill sometimes also suppresses ovulation.3
Yes, hormonal contraceptives can improve acne and hirsutism, also can help in Treatment of premenstrual syndrome, and irregular periods.6
If you decide you want to get pregnant.2 Long-term use of oral contraceptives does not hurt a woman's chances of becoming pregnant.7
You can start taking birth control pills as soon as you get them, any day of the week, and anytime during your menstrual cycle. But when you’ll be protected from pregnancy depends on when you start and the kind of pill you’re using.2
It depends on the type of pill. Combination Pills: Most of them come in 28-day or 21-day packs, take 1 pill every day for 28 days (four weeks) in a row, and then start a new pack on day 29 (in case of 28-day pack), or Take 1 pill every day for 21 days (3 weeks) in a row. Then don’t take any pills for seven days (week 4). You’ll get your period during the fourth week while you aren’t taking any pills (in case of 21- day pack). progestin- only pills: only come in 28-day packs. All 28 pills have hormones. You must take progestin-only pills within the same 3 hours every day to be protected from pregnancy.2
Women who have used [oral contraceptives, or OCs] for four years or more should be reassured because we found no evidence that long-term OC use deleteriously affects fecundability. Researchers found that long-term users of oral contraceptives, like short-term users, experienced a temporary delay in fertility, compared with those who were discontinuing barrier contraceptive methods. But also indicated that longer-term OC use was associated with a higher likelihood of pregnancy, compared with OC use for less than two years.7
*OCs : oral contraceptives