Are you about to take a birth control pill or have you taken it recently?
Many women who take oral contraceptives have doubts about its efficiency and they have the right to know about it.
As humans, we are supposed to have doubts and if you have a doubt about your birth control pills, you have come to the right place.
Pills are the most common type of birth control technique followed since the 80s. The reason behind its success and prolonged history of usage is its effectiveness.
Yes, it prevents pregnancies and is found effective more than 99% of the time.
Why and when Birth Control Pills fail?
So, if you aren’t ready to take the responsibilities of a child or have any health concern, taking Birth Control Pills is the right option.
You should be aware of the following factors to know in which cases do the pill doesn’t work.
- Missing a pill or delay in taking it:
Missing a combined pill (containing estrogen and progestin) by few hours will not make any difference. You can take even the next dose. But, if you forget to take a mini pill (Contains only progestin) your pregnancy risk increases. It is better to consult a doctor and follow their instructions in such cases.
- On other medications:
If you are currently taking other medications for sleeping disorders or other chronic conditions, taking a birth control pill might not work. Certain drugs have the tendency to reduce the effectiveness of your pill.
- Going all natural:
If you are a type of person who wishes to take herbal medications, then you are not safe in case of dealing with pregnancy. This is because of certain natural elements that can lower the effectiveness of birth control pills.
If you are still doubtful about getting pregnant in spite of taking all the measures seriously, it is better to go for other options.
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