What is ‘Oral Contraception’ (birth control pills)?


A birth control pill (oral contraception) is a pill that is taken every day time and is 99% effective in preventing pregnancy.  There are two types of birth control pills.  One is a combined pill (COC), which has estrogen and progestin. The other is a progestin only pill (POP).  The most popular pill is the combined pill (COC). If a woman has medical reasons why she cannot take the combined pill, she might be advised to use the progestin-only pill (POP).

What is the ‘combined pill’?

What is progestin only pill?

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  • What is the ‘combined pill’?

    The combined pill, which may also be called ‘the pill’ or ‘combined oral contraceptives’ or ‘COC’ contains two hormones: estrogen and progestin.  These are hormones that are similar to the natural hormones found in women’s bodies. The combined pill  is also available as a ‘low-dose’ pill. The… Читать больше »

  • What is progestin only pill?

    The progestin only pill (also called the “minipill”, POP and progestin-only contraceptive) contains very low doses of a progestin that is like the natural hormone progesterone in a woman’s body. Progestion only pills can be composed either of norethisterone, levonorgestrel, etynodiol diacetate or… Читать больше »