What is contraception?

Contraception is the deliberate use of artificial methods or tother techniquies to prevent pregnancy as a consequence of sexual intercourse. The major forms of artificial contraception are; barrier methods, contraceptive pill, intrauterine devices. 

Contraception aims to prevent pregnancy. A woman can get pregnant if a man's sperm reaches one of her eggs (ova).

Contraception tries to stop this happening by:

  • Keeping the egg and sperm apart
  • Stopping egg production
  • Stopping the combined sperm and egg attaching to the lining of the womb.

Contraception in some countries are free for most people. Condoms can also be bought in the pharmacies and supermarkets.

Above is what contraception is really is. I hope you now know what contraception is really is.

Since this article aims on only Birth control pills or contraceptive pills. I would like to give some examples of control pills you can use before i continue.

Contraceptive Pills

  • Alesse
  • Apri
  • Aranelle
  • Aviane
  • Lydia Post pill
  • Postinor-2
  • NorLevo
  • Pregnon

All the above emergency contraceptive pills can be used as directed by your pharmacist. 

How to use these contraceptive pills

The best ways of taking these pills include; Taking the two tablets at the same time or alternatively taking one tablet as soon as possible preferably within 24 hours after an unprotective sex then taking the second tablet after 12 hours.


Side Effects of Contraceptive Pills

As many drugs or all drugs has side effects, so do contraceptive pills too. The side effects of some pills vary to the other. Some has many side effects while others has a few.

Below are the side effects you can spot when using or after using a contraceptive pill.

Feeling Nausea

  1. Nausea
  2. Changes in your menstrual cycle
  3. Vomiting
  4. Headache
  5. Tiredness
  6. Dizziness
  7. Fatigue

How Effective are Contraceptive Pills?

These morning after pills as some of us know it for is one of a kind; its effectiveness is up to 90% if used at the ight time and according to the dosage. It helps prevent pregnancy by slowing down the ovulation processes. Most post pills is most effective when used within 24 hours after having unprotected intercourse. 

You may be at risk of pregnancy if you have sex again after taking the pill since there is a high chance of active sperms lingering in the fallopian tube just waiting to speed in action once they sense the release of an egg. It is highly recommended to use other forms of birth control after you have taken in any kind of Birth Control Pills. 

Published on 5th, Feb 2021

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