The Contraceptive Pill

The contraceptive pill is popularly referred to as the “pill”. It is manufactured using synthetic hormones that imitate the naturally occurring progesterone and estrogen. These sex hormones are synthesized in the ovaries. Conception occurs when a viable sperm gains access to a viable egg. This occurs within the fallopian tubes.

The science behind this method of contraception is simple. It minimizes the chance of a sperm accessing an egg. This makes conception less likely.

Contraceptive pills are among the easiest methods of contraception available in the market. Their use has been associated with very good success. The efficacy of contraceptive pills is rated at 99%. It is no wonder then that 101 million women in the world have ascribed to contraceptive pills as their choice contraception modality. In the UK alone, a third of the women within the reproductive age group are on the pill.

How does the contraceptive pill work?

  • It stops the release of an egg from the ovary during ovulation. And if you don't ovulate you won't get pregnant.
  • The synthetic hormones cause thickening of the cervical mucus. This makes it harder for sperm to penetrate and gain access to the uterus.
  • The hormones hinder the thickening of the inner lining of the uterus. A thin inner lining does not favor implantation of a fertilized egg.

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Types of contraceptive pills:

There are two main types of pills; the combined pill and the mini pill. The combined pill is made up of two synthetic hormones while the mini pill contains a single synthetic hormone. The combined contraceptive pill is commonly referred to as the pill.

1) The Pill (The combined pill):

Each pill contains estrogen and progesterone. Diverse brands of the combined pill are available in the market. Popular choices include Yasmin, Microgynon, Cilest, Dianette, Marvelon, Loestrin, Femodene, Ovranette, Logynon, Qlaira, Mercilon, Femodette, Brevinor, Trinovum, Binovum.

2) Mini Pill (Progestogen-only pill)

This type of pill contains a single sex hormone (progestogen). A major advantage of the mini pill over the combined pill is that it is associated with fewer side effects. This is why it is recommended for women who smoke and those aged 35 and older. The combined pill is not a suitable option in these women. Popular mini pill include Cerazette, Micronor, Femulen and Noriday.

Who can take contraceptive pills?

The contraceptive pill is a widely used method of contraception more so among the 18-35 age group. A woman can start taking the contraceptive pill if she is sexually active or is planning to be sexually active. Pregnancy should be ruled out before commencing the use of contraceptive pills. There is a need for contraception until one gets to menopause. In the UK, the average age of menopause is 52(NHS). However, contraceptive pills still find their use during menopause. They can be prescribed to ease symptoms associated with menopause such as irregular periods and mood swings.

Who should not take contraceptive pills?

Though an effective contraception modality, contraceptive pills are not for everyone. Their use may not be suited for women with the following health issues.

  • Migraine
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart valve problems
  • Thrombosis or blood-clotting disorders
  • Have had blood clots or vein inflammation
  • Have lupus with certain conditions
  • Smoke and have high blood pressure
  • Active liver diseases or a history of liver tumours
  • Unexplained vaginal bleeding
  • History of breast cancer or an abnormal growth in the breast

You should not take the progestin-only pill (mini-pill) if you have blood clotting problems that are yet to be treated successfully.

You should not take the pill (combined pill) if you:

  • are pregnant (or suspect to be)
  • smoke and are 35 or older
  • recently or less than a year ago stopped smoking and are 35 or older
  • are very overweight
  • already taking certain medications (ask your GP about this or submit our online consultation form)
  • less than 6 weeks post delivery

If you have a condition that makes it unsafe to take the pill, don't worry. There are many other methods of birth control that may be safe for you if you cannot take the pill.

How to take the pills?

The instructions on how to take the pills vary with the different types of brands. Some pills are taken daily and are packaged as 28 day pills. Others are 21 day pills. In the later, a pill is swallowed religiously for 21 days in a row. This is followed by a seven day pill free break. Whatever the pill that you chose to use, it is always recommended that you adhere to the doctors instructions. Taking a pill as it ought to enhances the efficacy.

Side effects

Possible side effects include nausea, mild headaches, breast tenderness and weight change. Rarely, it can result in serious health risks (e.g. blood clots, heart attack, and stroke). Risks are higher for women over 35 years who smoke or already taking certain medications.

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