Birth Control Pills - A Triviality

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Family planning is taken very seriously these days and it should be because of the increasing population. The young couple these days are very careful before getting pregnant, they think about everything before conceiving. Developed and developing countries both have taken measured steps to reduce the unwanted pregnancies. Therefore these days the contraceptive are used in abundance but women still are confused about the contraceptive pills and types. This article is all about pregnancy control pills.
Birth Control Pills

Past of pregnancy control pills

1955 was the year of evolution for birth control pills. As scientists introduced many contraceptives like condoms, sponges, creams, copper-t, diaphragms etc. Therefore when scientists introduced a progestin rich pill that can prevent pregnancy and not hinder any sexual experience, people started using it. But it became more beneficial when estrogen was combined to progestin. So it was latter said that estrogen and progestin was the main components of birth control pills.


Given the demand from people all around the world, contraceptive pills were produced in large amounts and were also divided in several categories suiting the person at its own accord or advised by the doctor.

  • Minipill

Also known as POP – progestogen only pill, are the only pills that don’t have estrogen in it just progestogen. They are mainly produced in view of side-effects of estrogen in the combined pills. Pop is started after 21 days of delivering the baby or in case of abortion it can be started as soon as possible. It is well suited for breast-feeding mothers, also it doesn’t have the side-effects that usually accompany the combined pills.

  • Combined pills

Combined pills have both estrogen and progestogen. These are the most used birth control pills. It contains 28 pills to be taken daily for a month. They have no side-effects on carbohydrate and lipid metabolism therefore they can be given to patients with diabetes and without increasing any risk to myocardial infarct.

  • Post coital pills

They are also known as emergency contraceptive. As it is usually taken after an intercourse therefore they are considered emergency because of unprotected intercourse. It contains 2 tablets with high levels of combined pills taken within 72hour of having unprotected sex followed by another tablet in a 12 hour interval.

  • Phased regimen pills

It was used for females above the age of 35 years. But it is not used now.

Wattage over other contraceptives

As it has less failure rate than any other birth control method. Also the side-effects are less compared to others which suited the women.


  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Bleeding
  • Mood swings
  • Weight gain
  • Depression
  • Clot
  • Cancer


If the patient has any kidney, liver, or gynaecological problems, please consult your doctor before started any contraceptive pills.

Pills for men

They are not as popular as female pills because of less effectiveness and acceptance. Gossypol is the name of the contraceptive pills available for males. Research is going on for pills that may be available for males in future.

According to the Vatican’s official newspaper, the contraceptive pill is a major cause of male infertility in the West and is also polluting the environment. An article in L’Osservatore Romano claims there is substantial evidence available to show that the environment is being flooded with synthetic female hormones because of widespread use of oral contraceptives

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Researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine may be one step closer to understanding why past oral contraceptive use dramatically lowers the risk of ovarian and uterine cancers later in life. While studying the effect of post-menopausal dietary soy consumption on estrogen metabolism in cynomolgus monkeys, Latanya M. Scott, Ph.D., discovered that monkeys

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The combination of estrogen plus progestin, which women stopped taking in droves following the news that it may increase their risk of breast cancer, may decrease their risk of colorectal cancer, according to a report published in the January issue of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

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