A Complete Guide To Oral Contraception- Straight From A Gyanecologist
If you wish to avoid pregnancy or have plans to maintain a good gap between your babies, then it is important for you to choose an effective birth control method.
An effective oral contraception birth control method is ideal to avoid pregnancy or maintain a good gap between two babies. Oral contraceptive pills are hormonally active that are taken on a daily basis and contain either two hormones combined (progestogen and oestrogen) or a single hormone (progestogen). These hormones prevent the ovary from releasing an egg for fertilisation when given in certain amounts and at certain times in the menstrual cycle.
Some advantages of the pill include regular, lighter, and less painful menstruation; uninterrupted sexual intercourse; reduces the risk of cancer of the ovaries, womb, and colon; reduces symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS); protects against pelvic inflammatory disease in a few cases; and may also reduce the risk of fibroids, ovarian cysts, and non-cancerous breast diseases, among others.
Dr Rachna Singh is a Consultant- Obstetrics and Gynaecology at The CK Birla Hospital. She is also a health council member at Healthhunt.