How Does Contraceptive Pills Work To Prevent Pregnancy

Emergency contraceptive pills are commonly used by women who want to prevent an unwanted pregnancy. Though these little pills are tiny, it is extremely effective. Experts suggest that women should not make contraceptive pills a habit, as it can have an adverse effect on the body.

Regular intake of these pills can have a massive effect on the brain and, especially, the blood. It is believed that these contraceptive pills congeal the blood in the body, making blood circulation levels to decrease. And, when blood circulation decreases below normalcy in the body, the woman can undergo severe problems related to heart attacks and even a stroke.

Contraceptive pills, though they serve the purpose of an unwanted pregnancy, are always not better options compared to other choices like a copper T or even tying the fallopian tubes.

how does contraceptive pills work

Now, the question most women fail to understand is, "how does contraceptive pills work"?

According to experts, a woman has to pop in a contraceptive pill within 3 days after unprotected sexual intercourse. However, the sooner the better. This little pill, when consumed, takes up to 5 days to react with the body after having an intercourse.

how does contraceptive pills work

In most cases, the emergency contraceptive pill uses hormones that block the chance of a woman getting pregnant.

The pills are so highly effective that the properties present in that little tablet can stop the release of an egg. It can also stop the sperm from fertilising with the egg.

how does contraceptive pills work

Apart from this, the pill may also prevent a fertilised egg from implanting in the uterus. But, remember, if you are already a pregnant, there is no chance of this contraceptive pill working.

Experts state that contraceptive pills can work wonders, but as mentioned earlier, they do have a fair share of unexpected effects on the body.

how does contraceptive pills work

Experts state that birth control pills are much better for women to pop in when compared to contraceptive pills, since the former does not contain too much of synthetic agents to tamper with the body. Most of the birth control pills contain two female hormones that are oestrogen and progestin, which are not that harmful to the uterus.

However, it is advisable to use other contraceptive methods to prevent pregnancy, like a condom. It is safer, enjoyable and harmless than a contraceptive pill.

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Story first published: Tuesday, December 15, 2015, 9:30 [IST]
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