What is “The Pill”?
The pill or “oral contraception” is a form of birth control that is taken by mouth once a day, every day.
How does it work?
Although there are many different types of birth control pills out there, they all work in a similar way. The pills prevent pregnancy by releasing doses of hormones that keep a woman’s ovaries from releasing eggs.
How effective is it?
When used correctly, birth control pills are incredibly effective, preventing pregnancy more than 99% of the time. BUT, the key to your birth control pills working effectively is taking them on a rigid schedule. This means taking the pill at the same time – every single day. Forgetting to take your birth control pill for just one day can increase your chances of getting pregnant.
Where can I find it?
To get birth control pills, you must have a prescription from a doctor.
If you are sexually active, make sure that you are protecting yourself with some form of birth control.
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