The Pill

By: Makayla Kimble

Information about "The Pill"

A woman takes one pill at the same time each day for 21 days. Then she either takes an inert pill or takes nothing for seven days while she has her period. Because the hormones in the pill keep her from ovulating, she shouldn't get pregnant.

The pill isn't located on your body it's taken orally, once everyday an your suppose I take the pill around about the same time everyday. This is for female use only.

When taken correctly, it is up to 99.9% effective. However, the pill does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV. The best way to prevent getting STD's is for the male to wear latex condoms.

Other than preventing pregnancy the pill can have all sorts of side effects, some good an some bad. The most common side effect of the pill is breakthrough bleeding an spotting, which is when a woman bleeds in the weeks she's taking active pills. The hormone levels is what causes it to happen. Most women's bodies adjust after a few months of being on the pill.

Other common side effects could be:

  • nausea
  • headaches
  • breast soreness
  • acne
  • decreased libido
  • depression
  • moodiness
  • weight gain

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