Birth Control Pills
Rachelle Blake
Period 4

Birth Control or Oral Contraception

Birth Control pill is a little pill, for women, obviously, that you take once a day, everyday at the same time! There are many different kinds of pills and two different types but they all work by releasing hormones that keep your ovaries from releasing eggs. The hormones also thicken your cervical mucus, which helps to block sperm from getting to the egg in the first place.

There are 2 types of birth control pills, one is a combination pill, this is a pill that uses estrogen that works with your body to prevent ovulation. A monthly combination pill pack contains 3 consecutive weeks of hormone-based pills and a week of placebos or sugar pills that will let you have your period. The second type is Progestion-Only birth control pills, these have no estrogen in them and are often prescribed if you’re sensitive to combination pills and having side effects. These release a small amount of progestin everyday of the month and don’t give you a period during a set week. Also pills allow you to have the choice if you want to have a period or not, you can completely skip your placebos or sugar pills and your period will eventually stop.

Birth Control pills do not fight against sexually transmitted diseases. Some side effects could be nausea, headaches, breast soreness, acne, decreased libido, depression, moodiness, weight gain. Birth Control is 100% effective if used perfectly, you can't hit and miss days, you have to take it everyday at the same time.

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