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After 60 Years, Birth Control Pills Are Still The Top Choice When It Comes To Preventing Pregnancy

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As one of our most viewed topics on social media, I thought we should go into depth on birth control pills here as well. There are many kinds to choose from. How do you choose which is right for you? 

Let's start with the basics.

How Do Birth Control Pills Prevent Pregnancy?

Birth control pills contain synthetic hormones, either a combination of estrogen and progestin or progestin alone. These hormones work together to prevent pregnancy through several mechanisms:

Key Point:

It's crucial to take birth control pills consistently and as prescribed to maintain their effectiveness. Missing pills or taking them at irregular intervals can reduce their ability to prevent pregnancy.

Types of Birth Control Pills in the United States

There are several types of birth control pills available in the United States. They can be broadly categorized into two main groups: combination pills (estrogen and progestin) and progestin-only pills. Most people take one of these type of combination pills

Key Point:

It's important to consult with a Nile doctor, midwife or nurse practitioner in Roswell, GA to determine which type of birth control pill is best suited to your individual needs and health considerations.

Effectiveness and Considerations

Birth control pills are highly effective when used correctly, with a typical use failure rate of about 7%. However, they do not protect against sexually transmitted infections (STIs), so you should still use condoms in addition to birth control pills if you are not in a monogamous relationship.

Key Point:

Keep in mind that birth control pills require a prescription in the United States. There are so many options when it comes to which pill to take. Your Nile provider will consider factors such as your medical history, lifestyle, and preferences when recommending a specific type of pill. Contact us in Johns Creek, GA to determine which one could be right for you.

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Trying To Avoid Having A Family Soon?

We are fortunate to have several birth control options available these days. Anything from daily pills to a 12-year intrauterine device. Before making a choice, it's helpful to understand the details around one option in particular, the IUD.