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The Contraceptive Pill contains
hormones hold back Ovulation,
which means that no egg will be
released from the Ovum to then
follow through the Fallopian tubes to
meet with the Sperm in the Uterus.
Which means that there is nothing
for the Sperm (Somatic cell) cell to
fertilize, which then shows that there
is little to no chance of pregnancy.…read more

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The 2 Main types of birth control pills are the combined pill and the
The Combined pill contains both Oestrogen and Progestin.
The Minipill contains only Progestin. The Progestin in the Minipill is
an attempt at trying to prevent Ovulation; however it isn't always
reliable to the user.
The Minipill works further by thickening the Mucus around the
Cervix which then prevents Sperm from being able to enter the
Uterus, it also affects the lining of the uterus as it prevents the Egg
(Somatic cell) cell from being able to stick to the walls of the Uterus.
The Minipill is a daily pill which will not work if the pill is taken at the
wrong time or is simply not taken at all. The Minipill may also effect
the menstrual cycle by stopping periods.
Combination birth control pills come in either 21 or 28-day packs.
Combination birth control pills are to be taken one, once a day at
the same time for 21 days only If you have a 21-day pack and this
means that you stop taking birth control pills for 7 days at the end of
the pack.
If you are taking a 28-day pack of Combination birth control pills you
take 1 pill every day and the last 7 non-hormonal pills serve as a
reminder to help you remember to take your pill at the same time
every day but your period will occur during the week you take the 7
reminder pills.…read more

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The birth control pill is a safe and effective method of birth
control. Most young women who take the Pill have few side
effects to none at all. The side effects that some women have
while on the Pill include:
Irregular menstrual bleeding.
Nausea, headaches, dizziness, and breast tenderness.
Mood swings.
Blood clots (Which are rare in women under 35 who do not
Some of these side effects improve over the first 3 months
on the Pill. When a female has side effects, a doctor will
sometimes prescribe a different brand of the Pill to prevent the
side effects. The Pill also has some side effects that most
females are happy about. It usually makes periods lighter,
reduces cramps, and is often prescribed for women who have
menstrual problems. Taking the Pill has been proven to most
often improves acne, and some doctors prescribe it for this
purpose. Birth control pills have also been found to protect
against some forms of breast disease, anemia, ovarian cysts,
and ovarian and certain forms of cancer.…read more

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The birth control pill does not protect against
STI's. Couples having sex must always use
condoms along with the Pill to protect against
Abstinence (the decision to not have sex) is the
only method that always prevents pregnancy and
STI's 100% although condoms are pretty close if
you aren't willing to abstain and are the only 2
sufficient ways to guarantee against STI's.…read more

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Young women who can remember to take a pill
each day and who want excellent protection from
pregnancy use birth control pills often use the
Not all women can use the pill or should use the
Pill. In some cases, medical or other conditions,
make the use of the Pill less effective or more
risky of not working.
An example of this is it's not recommended for
women who have had blood clots, certain
cancers, or certain migraine headaches. It's
recommended that girls who have had
unexplained vaginal bleeding (bleeding that is not
during their periods) or who suspect they may be
pregnant should talk to their doctor.…read more

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