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Are birth control pills safe?

Yasmin prevents ovulation and stops the release of an egg from the ovaries. Microgynon and Dianette are types of hormonal contraception. Read this article to know which ones suit you best.

You would be surprised to see that more and more women today are opting for birth control pills. While women might like using these pills as they are handy and convenient to use, one thing is sure, that women love the liberation that comes with the pills. Millions of women all over the world have the freedom to choose the time when they would like to get pregnant. Not only married women but teenagers are also choosing this method of preventing an unwanted pregnancy. It is good in a way that women have the choice of preventing a pregnancy.

Leading doctors and gynaecologists vouch that the number of unmarried women buying these pills is more than married women. Reputation and use is one thing and safety is other. Are these pills really safe? This question has been asked a million times before but most people asking this question have not taken the time to understand the answer. Yes, some birth control pills available on the market are safe for use. But this does not mean that you can start taking any pill by your choice. It is important to consult a doctor before using these pills. Only a good doctor can prescribe a birth control/contraceptive pill that suits your body. Let us have a look at some effective contraceptive pills.

Yasmin

This pill prevents ovulation and stops the release of an egg from the ovaries. It changes the cervical and uterine lining, which makes it harder for the sperm to reach the womb and attach to it. Apart from being used as a pregnancy prevention pill, Yasmin is also known to treat acne and cause lighter menstrual periods. It is used for the treatment of mild health symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder such as lack of energy, changes in appetite and sleep, anxiety and depression.

Microgynon

This is a type of hormonal contraception, which is commonly known as the pill or a combined oral contraceptive. It contains ethinylestradiol and levonorgestrel, which are synthetic versions of naturally occurring female hormones, oestrogen and progesterone. This pills works by overriding the menstrual cycle and changing the quality of the womb lining so that sperm cannot get attached to it. This pill, too, tricks the body in to believing that ovulation has already occurred. This stops the egg from getting ripe and prevents a possible pregnancy. Microgynon is a monophasic pill, which means that all the tablets in one pack contain the same dose of hormones.

Dianette

This medication is an effective birth control pill. It is also known as a combined oral contraceptive. Apart from preventing the eggs from getting ripe, it increases the thickness of the mucus present in the cervix. Dianette is a monophasic pill and this means that all the pills in one packet have the same dose of hormones. You need to take this pill for 21 days on a continuous basis after which you need to take a break of 7 days. You can have your periods during these 7 days. Start taking another pack as soon as these 7 pill-free days are over.

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Ian Caspar is a Webmaster & Health Adviser at euroClinix.net, a leading online clinic in the Europe. He has published articles on impotence, contraception, smoking cessation, baldness, influenza & their prescription medications.



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