The facts about birth control pills
Contraceptive pills, also known as birth control pills or simply “the pill,” are a type of medicine used to prevent pregnancy. They contain hormones that stop the ovaries from releasing eggs and thicken the mucus in the cervix, making it harder for sperm to reach an egg if one is released. Contraceptive pills can be taken orally (by mouth) on a daily basis and come in either combination or progestin-only formulas.
Combination contraceptive pills use two hormones—an estrogen and progesterone—to help prevent pregnancy. These types of pills are more effective than progestin-only pills at preventing pregnancy but can have increased side effects such as spotting between periods, nausea, headaches, and breast tenderness. Progestin-only pills, on the other hand, only contain progestin and are often taken by women who cannot take estrogen for medical reasons. They are less effective than combination pills at preventing pregnancy but have fewer side effects.
In most cases, contraceptive pills must be taken at the same time every day in order to prevent pregnancy effectively. However, some brands of birth control pills allow a 12-hour window for taking each dose. Women should talk to their doctor about which type of pill is best suited for them and when they should take it to ensure maximum effectiveness.
It’s important to note that while contraceptive pills can help prevent pregnancy, they do not protect against sexually transmitted infections (STIs). It is still important to use condoms when engaging in sexual intercourse, even if you are taking the pill.
Ovranette contraceptive pill- How does it work?
Ovranette is an oral contraceptive pill that helps to prevent pregnancy. It contains a combination of the hormones progesterone and estrogen, which work together to suppress ovulation (the release of an egg). Ovranette also thickens cervical mucus, making it harder for sperm to pass through the cervix and fertilize an egg.
In order to be effective, Ovranette must be taken every day at around the same time – ideally at the same time each day – until you have finished all 21 tablets in a pack. After this, you will take 7 days off to allow your body a break before starting the next pack. During this week’s break, you may experience spotting or light bleeding.
If Ovranette is taken as instructed, it can be up to 99% effective in preventing pregnancy. That said, it does not protect against sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and other types of contraceptives may be more suitable for those who are at risk of STIs. Additionally, some medications or medical conditions can affect the effectiveness of this pill so it is important to speak to a doctor before taking Ovranette if you have any questions about its suitability for you.
Overall, Ovranette is an easy-to-use form of contraception which is highly effective when taken correctly but should not replace regular checkups with your doctor if you’re sexually active, if you experienced heavy, irregular bleeding between periods or may be exposed to STIs. It is important to read the patient information leaflet that comes with your pack of Ovranette and speak to a healthcare professional if you have any questions or concerns.
By being aware of how Ovranette works, you can be better informed when making decisions about what contraceptive method is right for you.
Ovranette and other contraceptive pills can be a safe and effective way of preventing pregnancy but there are risks involved that should be discussed with your doctor before starting. With the right information and proper use, contraceptive pills can help give women control over their reproductive health.