How Effective is Birth Control Pill| Blog By Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir, Paras Bliss, Panchkula

How effective are birth control pills?

How effective are birth control pills?

by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Birth control pills are the most popular type of contraceptive used. These pills are easy to use and are very effective. There are wide varieties of birth control pills available in the market. If birth control pills are used perfectly then the results are 99% effective. But there are few cases reported that out of 100 birth control pills used 9 are ineffective and the users get pregnant each year. For better results from birth control pills, you should start taking a pill every day and you should start the birth control pill pack on time, to avoid unwanted pregnancy. Sometimes there are very small chances that you might get pregnant even if you are taking birth control pills correctly.

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If effectiveness is the most important thing to you when picking what birth control to use, you might want to check out IUDs and the implant. They’re the most effective kinds of birth control.  But if you decide the pill is right for you, make sure you take them on time for the best effectiveness.

How does a Birth Control Pill work?

The birth control pill works by stopping sperm from meeting an egg (which is called fertilization). The hormones in the pill stop ovulation. No ovulation means there is no egg hanging around for sperm to fertilize, so pregnancy cannot take place.

A birth control pill hormone also thickens the mucus on the cervix. The thicker the cervical mucus the harder it is for the perm to swim towards the egg, it acts like a sticky security guard structure. No all types of pills are effective for every woman. You should always consult your doctor to get the best birth control pill option that works best for your body and you can avoid being pregnant. Birth control pills are the prescribed medicines. If you want to purchase birth control pills you need to get the prescription from the doctor or health clinic. And the doctor will assign best birth control pills to you depending upon following factors:

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