- Birth control pills - do not forget to consult a doctor
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Security control pills
Modern birth control pills contain analogues or two main female hormones
Female hormones: because you - a woman!
Estrogen - the key to bone health
and progesterone, either one of them - progesterone. Today, all over the world regularly use the pill, about 100 million women.
The use of birth control pills has always been controversial. Although at the time of their first application took 55 years (this happened in 1956 in Puerto Rico), in various publications appear regularly "horror stories" related to contraception. This, however, does not prevent them to be very popular among a large number of women: their advantages far outweigh the shortcomings.
For the vast majority of women birth control pills are safe and may even benefit (in addition to protection from unwanted pregnancy).
According to the study, which ended in 2010, women taking birth control pills, a 12% reduced risk of developing cancer - compared with those not taking these pills. The researchers for 40 years was observed on 46,000 women. It turned out that those who use the pill, significantly reduced the likelihood of dying from cancer, heart disease or stroke. In addition, they rarely fall ill with breast cancer.
Birth control pills may be contraindicated because of serious violations of only a very small number of women. However, doctors do not believe that they can be given to all in a row. Therefore, to get a prescription for birth control, you must undergo a thorough medical examination. It is important to identify the risk factors. For example, if you smoke, you are more than non-smoking women, likely to develop deep vein thrombosis, heart disease and stroke.
In addition, birth control pills may be contraindicated in obesity, as these patients are very significant risk of thrombosis. It is important to bear in mind that birth control pills are associated with a small chance of weight gain that obesity may exacerbate the condition.
Birth control pills and the "mini-pill"
Traditional birth control pills - is a combined oral contraceptives, which contain estrogen and progesterone. They prevent ovulation, making it impossible to pregnancy. They also alter the composition and consistency of the cervical fluid, whereby it becomes difficult to penetrate the sperm into the uterus.
So-called "mini-pill" contains only progesterone
Progesterone - norm and pathology
Rather, its synthetic substitute. They have fewer side effects, but their efficiency is also slightly lower. They do not always inhibit ovulation
Ovulation - How to determine as accurately as possible?
And ovum when administered may withdraw from the ovary. Mini tablets change the endometrium (mucous membrane of the internal walls of the uterus) so as to reduce the likelihood of implantation of the embryo. Therefore, the risk of unwanted pregnancy, even if fertilization occurs, is quite small. These contraceptives are suitable lactating mothers, women over 35 and those who for whatever reason do not want to take the combined contraceptive.
How effective are birth control pills?
The effectiveness of birth control pills when used properly, is 100%. That is: most likely that of the 100 women who take birth control for a year, never forgetting to do it on time, do not get pregnant, no. Of the 100 women for one year Safe using condoms get pregnant 5. unprotected sex for a year get pregnant 20-40 women out of 100. So, the pill can be considered the most effective method of contraception, with the exception, perhaps, of sterilization.