Worried about getting pregnant? Take 'the pill' or the 'mini pill'
The major difference between the pill and mini pill is that mini pills only have artificial progestogen while the pill also have artificial oestrogen. The benefits of both the pills are almost equal except for the side effects because of the different ingredients.
'The pill' and the 'mini pill'
The major difference between the pill and a mini pill is that the mini pill contains only artificial progestogen and no oestrogen. The mini pill has been proven to be 99% effective in preventing pregnancy. Cerazette is commonly known as the 'mini pill' while Yasmin and Dianette are commonly known as 'the pill'.
The mini pills do not contain artificial oestrogen which makes it safer for women who breastfeed and for those who are over 35 and smoke. The mini pill Cerazette can be taken up to 12 hours later than the regular mini pills which need to be taken within the same 3 hours everyday. The other mini pill available on the market is Micronor which has also been proven to be almost 100% effective in preventing pregnancy. These mini pills work by tricking the body into believing that ovulation has already occurred. It also prevents the womb line from thickening and thickens the cervical fluid so that the sperm cannot enter the womb. These mini pills should be taken by women who are above 18 years of age and looking for a long-term contraceptive. Women who think that they might be pregnant, those who are allergic to the key ingredient of the pill, desogestrel, have a history of circulation problems, breast cancer, or have recently had jaundice and undiagnosed vaginal bleeding, should avoid taking the mini pill.
The pill is a group of contraceptives which include Yasmin, and Dianette, which have been proven to be almost 100% effective in preventing pregnancy in women. The pill contrary to the mini pills, have artificial progestogen as well as oestrogen which benefits you in 3 ways. They act naturally to make your body believe that ovulation has already occurred so that a new egg is not released. They also prevent the womb lining from thickening and thickens the cervical mucus so that the sperm is unable to enter the womb. These pills give you immediate contraception when taken on the very first day of your period and are to be taken for 21 days followed by a 7 day pill-free period. Women who are above the age of 18 and are looking for a long-term contraception should preferably take the pill. The common key ingredient in both the pills is ehtinylestradiol while Yasmin contains drospirenone and Dianette contains cyproterone acetate. Women who have a history of circulation problems, jaundice, vaginal bleeding, breast cancer, high cholesterol and diabetes should avoid taking the pills. The pills have also been proven to be beneficial in acne and excessive hair growth in women.
All these contraceptive pills are available on the market through a prescription or you can also buy them online.
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