How effective is birth control?

By Christine Lakin
Updated 2024-04-07 08:53:16 | Published 2018-12-29 18:06:41
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How effective is birth control?

Contraceptive pills are designed to protect against unwanted pregnancies and can also provide additional benefits such as reducing the risk of gynecological diseases like breast cancer and ovarian cancer, regulating menstrual cycles, and making menstrual periods painless. However, despite their high efficacy rate, many women still get pregnant while taking them.

One of the main reasons why contraceptive pills fail is inconsistency in taking them. If pills are not taken consistently, they do not remain in the body for a long time, and the risk of getting pregnant increases significantly. Forgetting to take just one pill can increase the risk of pregnancy, especially if other alternative methods of protection are not used.

To ensure the effectiveness of contraceptive pills, it is important to take them consistently and at the same time every day, preferably in the evening before going to bed. If a pill is missed, it is recommended to take it as soon as possible and use alternative methods of protection such as condoms or emergency contraception if necessary. However, it is important to note that emergency contraception contains a large amount of hormones and is not recommended as a regular method of contraception.

In conclusion, taking contraceptive pills consistently is crucial for their effectiveness in preventing unwanted pregnancies. It is important to make it a habit and always have alternative methods of contraception available in case of missed pills. As a woman, it is our responsibility to take control of our reproductive health and make informed decisions about our bodies.

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