What is the Birth Control Pill?
It is important not to miss a pill for the pill to be effective. Taken correctly, the pill is over 99% effective. The pill should be prescribed by a general practitioner or gynecologist (for example, at a planning center). During an interview with his patient, this doctor evaluates which pill is best for him.
The pill is considered a very safe method of birth control. The efficiency is 99.7%. On the other hand, in case of vomiting, vomiting, or interaction with certain drugs (eg antibiotics) within three hours of taking the pill, its effectiveness may drop to 91%.
If you are breastfeeding, a micro progesterone pill can be taken. It can be started two to three weeks after birth. If you are not breastfeeding, you can use the microprogestogen pill right after birth.
How to use the birth control pill?
The combined hormone pill works at three levels. Thanks to this hormone combination, it rests the ovaries and prevents ovulation. It makes the lining of the uterus less pleasant to prevent possible implantation of an egg. Finally, the estrogen progestogen pill modifies the cervical mucus to prevent sperm from passing through the cervix. Progestin-only pills work mainly by replacing mucus.
These pills contain only a low dose of a progesterone derivative. In addition to affecting the mucus, they also affect the lining of the uterus. In any case, he should take the first tablet on the first day of menstruation and for twenty-one or twenty-two days. Then we took a seven-day break, after which the rules should appear. Take one tablet again for twenty-one or twenty-two days.
Are Birth Control Pills Harmful?
The average of 28 days is the length of the menstrual cycle. It is divided into two stages as before and after ovulation. Female hormones, estrogen and progesterone actively participate in the functioning of the ovaries. The first phase takes about two weeks, during which estrogen is produced by oocytes.
These estrogens are used to stimulate the uterus, open the cervix, and cause the production of cervical mucus, a type of network produced by the uterus that thickens more or less according to the cycle. A single oocyte completes its growth, the others die. Ovulation is when this oocyte is thrown into the tube outside of the ovary. Theoretically, it takes place on the fourteenth day of the cycle. In practice, this date fluctuates according to women.
The pill can cause weight gain, minor vaginal bleeding (more common with low-dose pills), headache, mastodynia, pelvic pain (especially with mini-dose pills), amenorrhea, heavy legs, or varicose veins. The risk of myocardial infarction and stroke increases, especially in women who smoke. This risk increases even more after the age of 35. The risk also increases in the case of an additional cardiovascular risk factor (arterial hypertension, diabetes, obesity).
What Should Be Considered When Using Birth Control Pills?
Ideally, take one tablet a day at the same time. The first 21 tablets contain hormones. The last 7 tablets do not contain hormones and may or may not be taken according to female preference. It is possible that your menstrual period does not start until you take a few days off and you should not worry about this. In any case, it is very important to adhere to a maximum stop time of 7 days, otherwise the effectiveness of this method will not be optimal.
This method is not dangerous for the body and can be used for several months. It can also be used for a certain period of time (for example, a trip) and then return to normal reception. In some women, it can cause migraine, fatigue, menstrual bleeding and increased appetite. A prescription from your doctor is required to use this method of birth control.