Birth Control Pills 💊

Definition :

Often, girls develop a negative perception towards sex after the onset of their sexual lives, not due to upbringing or moral principles, but because of a simple fear of pregnancy. In the era of modern medical technology, undergoing abortion isn’t painful, but what does physical pain mean compared to emotional endurance?

Many are not ready to have children successively, and many are compelled to terminate pregnancies often against their will. Fearing pregnancy, a girl seeks excuses to avoid her husband’s embrace, and her marital balance begins to collapse before her eyes. All of this can be avoided if birth control pills are used correctly.

Gynecologists successfully address contraceptive issues. They find an individual approach to the patient and provide an optimal solution in the current situation, offering a list of selected means.

Types of Birth Control Methods

Medications that help prevent pregnancy come in two forms:

  • Hormonal
  • Non-hormonal

Hormonal pills are further divided into:

  • Oral
  • Low-dose

Oral medications are taken daily to achieve maximum benefit. These birth control methods contain different amounts of hormones. While some women can take pills containing a lot of hormonal substances without side effects, others may experience specific warnings. They are divided into:

  • Monophasic
  • Biphasic
  • Triphasic

Common Oral Pills

The body produces two types of female hormones: estrogen and progesterone. Common oral pills contain these similar hormones but synthetically derived. Ethinyl estradiol replaces estrogen, and levonorgestrel replaces progesterone. The clinic works with patients who have different hormone levels, as gynecologists provide a careful choice for optimal treatment.

Monophasic Preparations

A single pack contains enough tablets to be taken daily for a month or even several months. Progesterone and estrogen are present in fixed proportions. Examples include: Diane-35, Mercilon, Regulon, Novynette, and Regivideon. Gynecologists and hormone doctors provide necessary advice based on test results to determine the appropriate treatment.

Biphasic Preparations

The amount of progesterone in the tablets varies according to the stages of the menstrual cycle. Tablets of one color are taken in the first half of the cycle, and tablets of another color in the second half. Antifemin is among these methods.

Triphasic Preparations

This category carries fewer side effects, as estrogen and progesterone doses are precisely regulated according to the stages of the menstrual cycle. In each phase of the three, the girl takes colored birth control pills.

In this way, an ideal balance of hormonal substances is achieved, and the harmful effects on the girl’s body are minimized. It is recommended after age 35.

Overweight girls and smokers can confidently take medications in this category. These include (Tri-Regol), (Tri-Merci), (Trisiston), and Complivit trimestrum 3 trimester. Note that all tablets start with the prefix “tri”.

Low-Dose Oral Pills

The side effects of these methods, which contain only progesterone or progesterone, are minimal, so they are often prescribed for breastfeeding women, those with cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, or congenital heart defects. After taking them, vaginal mucus becomes denser and stickier, and the uterine lining changes, making it difficult for the egg traveling in the ovary to attach. Examples include Exluton, Charozetta, and others.

Non-Hormonal Birth Control

Also known as “sperm donors,” when there is no regular intercourse, non-hormonal birth control will be an excellent option. Their effect is local, and their effectiveness is considered excellent when there is no regular sexual relationship. Their effectiveness lies in their local effect, and although they are no less effective than hormonal pills, they come with some negatives:

  • Not advisable for permanent use to avoid affecting the microbial balance of sex.
  • Comparison of condition before and after pill use should be made to avoid affecting the sexual ecosystem.
  • Not allowed to take a bath or shower immediately after or before sexual intercourse by a few hours.

Despite these negatives, there are also some positives:

  • Non-hormonal drugs do not cause hormone imbalance.
  • Easy to use.
  • Few side effects, except for individual allergies to some ingredients that may cause allergic reactions.
  • The prices of the tablets are suitable for most women, and new tablets can be purchased without a prescription.

Always consult a doctor or health specialist to choose the appropriate method according to health and individual circumstances.

Post-Coital Pills, such as “Postinor,” are used during the first three days after sexual intercourse. It’s important not to take more than one tablet at a time, as a high dose of hormones can cause irreversible damage to health.