Birth Control Pills

Birth control pills are a form of hormonal contraception, which is the most effective method of preventing pregnancy when taken correctly. However, it does not protect against sexually transmitted infections. The synthetic estrogen and progestin hormones inhibit the natural hormones. It avoids pregnancy by stopping ovulation, altering the cervical mucus making it difficult for the mobility of sperm, and modifying the uterine lining, thereby preventing implantation.

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Is it good to take birth control pill for a single day?

Query: Hi doctor, Is it good to take a birth control pill for a single day? I took it on the first day of my period and then I stopped it. Will it affect my period?   Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Katarya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Birth control pills are effective when it is taken consistently at the same time daily for seven days. A single pill will less likely affect your periods and it does not produce protection from pregnancy too.  Read Full »

How do birth control packs work?

Query: Hi doctor, I am taking birth control pills, and I have a 28 pack. After three weeks of white pills and one week of sugar pills, I stopped taking sugar pills for a week. What do I do to continue taking sugar pills? Can I just continue taking them, or else shall I take sugar pills two weeks in a row?...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Katarya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Well, those are not sugar pills. They are iron pills that are included to maintain iron stores in case you have excessive bleeding. So if you have not taken them for a week, then it is fine to take them in next week. There is no need to take additional doses or taking t...  Read Full »

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