Important Facts about Birth Control Pill You Should Know

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Important Facts about Birth Control Pill You Should KnowWith misconceptions about contraceptive pills in the market, it can be a scary if you end up getting pregnant out of nowhere. So, read these facts to clear the myths about the contraceptive pill.

What is a contraceptive pill?

The contraceptive pill (also called “the pill”) is a daily pill that contains hormones to change the way the body works and to avoid pregnancy. The hormones in the pill control the ovaries and uterus. These birth control pills are ‘combination pills’ containing a combination of oestrogens and progesterone to avoid ovulation. A woman cannot get pregnant if she does not ovulate because there is no egg to be made fertile.  Previously it was known that contraceptive pills can increase brain size and function.

Availability

Birth control pills are available in all medical stores without any doctor’s prescription. They are available over the counter (OTC) in most medical shops.

How Do Birth Control Pills Work?

It actually depends on what time of the menstrual cycle a woman begins to take them. If taken on the first day of the period, then she is protected usually within days. This means that the subject will not ovulate until the middle of the cycle and that the pills will take effect prior to ovulation (preventing ovulation). If you start mid or close to ovulation, the pill may not have time to prevent ovulation, so you could get pregnant anyway. Usually it is best to use another form of birth control for the first cycle, just to be safe.

Side Effects of Birth Control Pills

  • Periods tend to be irregular, which can be a problem. In certain cases, they may also stop.
  • You could get breast tenderness.
  • There may be mood changes.
  • Nausea and headache, also dizziness, depression and weight changes. via: health me up
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