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The birth control pill is a daily pill that contains the hormones estrogen and progesterone that prevent pregnancy. Hormones are generally defined as the substance that the body makes to control different functions of the organs in the body. In this case the hormones in the pill control the ovaries and the uterus.

Effective Birth Control Pills

Most of the birth control pills are known to the combination pill’s because it contains a combination of the hormones, that is estrogen and progesterone to prevent ovulation, that is the release of an egg during the monthly cycle.

A woman cannot get pregnant if she doesn’t ovulate because there is no egg to be fertilized. The pill also works by thickening the mucus around the cervix, which makes it difficult for sperms to enter the uterus and reach any eggs that may have been released.

Most of the combination pills come in either a 21-days pack or a 28-day pack. One hormone pill is taken everyday at about the some time for 21 days. A woman has her period when she stops taking the pills that contain hormones. Some women prefer the 28-day pack because it helps then stay in the habit of taking a pill everyday.

There is also a type of combination pill that decreases the frequently of a woman’s period by supplying a hormone pill for 12 weeks and then inactive pills for 7 days. The decreased the number of period to one every 3 months instead of one every month.

The pill works best when it is taken every single day at the same time of day, regardless of whether a girl is going to have sex. This is especially important with progesterone only pills. Do not take a friend’s or sister’s pills. If pills are skipped or forgotten a girl is not protected against pregnancy and she will need a backup form of birth control, such as condoms, or she will need to stop having sex for a while.

During a perimenopause period, if a women still have periods, then she could still get pregnant. Very low dose birth control pills prevent pregnancy and may also have some health benefits. They can also help to regulate the periods if they are heavy or irregular.

Other side effects are like mood changes and blood clots formation. The birth control pill does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases. For those having sex, condoms must always be used along with birth control pills to protect against Sexually transmitted Diseases.

Taking the birth control pill, often improves acne and it has also been found to protect against anemia, overiancysts and uterine cancer.

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