Types and Effectiveness of the Birth Control Pill
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10 January 2017

Types and Effectiveness of the Birth Control Pill

Types and Effectiveness of the Birth Control Pill

Oral contraceptive pills is the best birth control methods of contraception that prevents you from getting pregnant. You should never skip oral conrtraceptive pills

Oral contraceptive pills is the best birth control methods of contraception that prevents you from getting pregnant. You should never skip oral conrtraceptive pills

All the oral contraceptive pills have cycles to be taken regularly. There is a different ratio of the contraceptive pills in which some pills contain estrogen and some are the normal contraceptive pills. But missing contraceptive pills, taking certain medications, and other things may make it not work as well. 

1. Effectiveness of birth control pill: There is a different ratio of the contraceptive pills in which some pills contain estrogen and some are the normal oral contraceptive pills without hormones. The most known facts are that the pill is about 91% effective to prevent the pregnancy. So, studies have proved that 9 out of 100 pill users get pregnant each year.

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The better you are about taking your oral contraceptive pills every day and keeping a track of hormonal or non-hormonal contraception pills and starting your pill packs on time, the better it will work. But there's a very low chance that you could still get pregnant even when you are taking your pills regularly.

Most importantly effectiveness is the most important thing that everyone thinks about when picking what birth control methods to use, you can try implants or sponges. But if you decide the contraceptive pill is right for you then you should make sure you take them regularly for the best effectiveness.

2. How Long do birth control pills take to work: This thing depends on when you are starting taking the oral contraception pills. You can take your first pill on any day of the month, but most importantly you may need a backup birth control methods (like condoms) for the initial 7 days.

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Combination Pills (COCs): 

1- If you start a combination of the oral contraception pills within 5 days after your period starts, you'll be definitely protected from pregnancy.

2- If you start a combination of the contraceptive pills any other time, you'll be protected against pregnancy after 7 days of taking the pill. Try another method of birth control methods like a female condom or condom or spermicide if you have intercourse during the first week when you're on the pill. 

​​​​​​Progestin-Only Pills

This is important to know that you can start progestin-only pills at any time anywhere. You'll be protected against pregnancy after 48 hours (2 days). So you should use another method of birth control methods (like condoms or sponge) if you have vaginal intercourse during the first 48 hours.

3. What lowers the pill's effectiveness: The most important thing that makes the pill not work is not taking it every day or with the breakups of the regular periods. The contraceptive pill may be a little less effective for the women who are overweight. Some medications or oral supplements can also make it not work as well:

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1- The antifungal Griseofulvin (other antifungals do not make the pill less effective)

2- The herb St. John's Wort

3- Certain HIV medicines

4- Certain anti-seizure medicines

In case you are looking for more detail about Unwanted Pregnancy then please read our article on Copper-T. Moreover, if you want to explore Top Gynecologists in Delhi with Highest Success Rates, then check out our in depth research on Top Gynecologists in Delhi.

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3 Comments

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Ava Williams
Aug. 19, 2017, 5:55 p.m.
Oral contraceptive pills are more effective if they are used with other birth control methods like using a condom. Female condoms are also available now . They provide pretty much the same great protection from pregnancy and STDs like the regular condom.
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Vedhika Dewan
Aug. 19, 2017, 5:57 p.m.
Contraception rely more on the body type.These are hormones containing pill and the hormones work to inhibit the body's natural cyclical hormones to prevent pregnancy .These pills should be taken after getting a full body checkup.
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Isabella Jackson
Aug. 19, 2017, 5:59 p.m.
I started the pills and I vomited almost everyday. Will get a checkup done next time.
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