Birth Control Pills
Birth control pills are a type of medicine that you must take every day to protect against pregnancy. There are many brands of pills. The tablet is safe, affordable and effective if you always take it on time. In addition to protecting against pregnancy, the pill has many other health benefits.
How do contraceptive pills protect against pregnancy?
The contraceptive pill works by preventing the arrival of the sperm to the ovum (what is called “fertilization”). The hormones in the pill prevent ovulation. Without ovulation, there is no egg that the sperm can fertilize so that pregnancy cannot occur. Hormones pill also thicken the cervical mucus. When cervical mucus is thicker, makes it difficult for sperm to the egg, something like a stubborn security guard.
Contraceptive pills: advantages
Some of the benefits of using the birth pills are:
- It is very effective compared to other contraceptive methods because if taken correctly, it provides a high level of protection against becoming pregnant.
- The cycles of menstruation will be regular, less abundant and consequently less painful.
- Reduces pre-menstrual pain, such as inflammation of the gut or abdomen and pain in the breasts.
- Prevents iron deficiency anemia.
- It can reduce the risk of uterine and ovarian cancer, the risk of cysts in the ovaries, endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, etc.
- It has positive effects on the skin (less acne).
- It can be used by women with children or without children.
- It does not interfere with sexual relations.
- Does not require a medical prescription.
- Allows the return of fertility, as soon as we interrupt its use.
Contraceptive pills: effectiveness
The birth control pills are the contraceptive method more effective in preventing pregnancy and are about 97% and almost 100% if combined with other contraceptives. The proportion of failures of the pill is less than 0.5 pregnancies per 100 women who use it annually.