Pill instructions

Pill instructions

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The pill is the contraceptive most widely acclaimed by 60% women. Her invention in the 1960s was a revolution in women's lives. Used wisely and accompanied by medical monitoring, it is an excellent method of contraception.

There are two major contraceptive families

  • Mechanical contraception prevents fertilization. This is the case of condoms, diaphragms and spermicides. The IUD, intrauterine device or copper or progesterone IUD also belongs to this family.
  • Hormonal contraception blocks ovulation, as is the case for the pill and for all its derived forms: vaginal ring, patch, implant, Mirena hormonal IUD.

How it works ?

There are two types of contraceptive pills:

  • Estroprogestative: it combines two hormones, an estrogen and a progestogen, to make the brain believe that the woman is already pregnant. Ovulation is blocked. These pills simulate the state of pregnancy causing even in some women nausea and swelling of the breasts.
  • Progestogen: it contains only a progestin. Since it did not systematically rest ovulation, it was for a long time considered less reliable than the estrogen / progestogen pill, especially before age 35, when the ovulation curve is at its peak. Now, there is a new progestin-only pill that acts as the estrogen-progestin pill and therefore has almost the same effectiveness after two months. Anyway, when taken without forgetting, all the pills are very powerful, with a rate of efficiency greater than 99%.

Frédérique Odasso

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