Contraceptive pills are generally oral contraceptive method, which help in preventing unwanted pregnancy. These birth control pills have the highest followers worldwide as compared to other birth control methods. In this article, we present you everything you need to know about contraceptive pills and also review uses, benefits and side effects of i pill you ever wanted to know.
How does contraceptive pills work?
Contraceptive pills or ‘the pill’ in general usage, prevents pregnancy through hormonal barrier method. These pills contain two synthetic hormones- progestin and estrogen, which stops the ovum to get released from ovaries. As a result of no egg release, sperm can’t fertilize the egg and the woman consuming the pill can’t get pregnant.
The progestin hormones in the contraceptive pills stop the production of LH (Luteinizing Hormone) from the pituitary gland which prevents egg release. Also progestin affects the endometrium or the uterus lining making it inadmissible for any fertilization. Due to progestin in birth control pills, the cervical mucous gets thick and sperms can’t swim to fallopian tube and cause a pregnancy.
The estrogen present in contraceptive pills stops the production of FH (Follicle Stimulating Hormones) along with LH (Luteinizing Hormone) which stops ovulation and help preventing unwanted pregnancy.
Types of contraceptive pills
There are essentially two kinds of birth control pills- the combination pills and the mini pills based on the availability of estrogen and progestin hormones in them.
Effectiveness of contraceptive pills or birth control pills
Risks of contraceptive pills
However, birth control pills are not free from side effects or health hazards. Some of the disadvantages of contraceptive pills are-
What is i pill?
I pill is the most popular emergency contraceptive pill. i pill falls under progestin only birth control pills and have additional presence of Levonorgestol progestogen along with progestin. It comes with a single oral tablet kit which should be taken within 72 hours of unsafe sex to help prevent unwanted pregnancy. It is a super high level contraceptive pills and not regular birth control pills and highly effective with success rate 95%.
Benefits of i pill
Side effects of i pill
It does not protect you from HIV/AIDS or other STD (sexually transmitted diseases).
It can lead to irregular menstruation cycle if taken as regular contraceptive pills. This is an emergency pill. This thing should always be kept in mind.
A woman who has an allergy to Levonorgestrel can be harmed with this pill.
It can reduce sexual interest/appetite.
Leads to rashes in some women, nausea, headache and various hormonal imbalances
Chest pain or breathing problems
Blurring of vision, redness or swollen eye/s
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