Harm of birth control pills. Myths and reality.

Вред противозачаточных таблеток. Мифы и реальность.

Harm to the pill - how real it is? What is a part of modern chemical contraceptives? What hormones are included in the contraceptive pill? How do contraceptives work and what harm to contraceptive pills can be caused? Myths about contraceptive pills. What to look for when taking chemical contraceptives?

What do the pill contain?

One of the most common and reliable methods of contraception are contraceptive pills that do not pose a threat to the female body and solve many women's problems. The harm of birth control pills, in fact, is not so great, as many women think. Let's see what it really is - birth control pills.

The composition of modern contraceptive pills, includes a small amount of hormones with almost 100 percent guarantee of protection from pregnancy. Estrogen and progestogen - these are the two main components of birth control pills. Their dosage and combinations in different chemical contraceptives are different. Therefore, it is necessary to correctly select the dose, as well as the time and frequency of admission, so that the harm of the contraceptive tablets is minimal.

How do birth control pills work?

Combined contraceptive pills, first, prevent ovulation, secondly, make it difficult for sperm to enter the uterus, and also prevent the fertilized egg from attaching to the walls of the uterus.

There are monophasic and three-phase birth control pills. Monophasic drugs have the same composition, regardless of the day of the cycle, and three-phase preparations have a different content of hormones. Of course, the harm of the contraceptive pills of these two classes is different.

A special kind of contraceptive pills - mini-pili. They do not contain estrogen. Disadvantages of mini-dries are that they:

  • do not prevent ovulation;
  • strengthen menstrual discharge;
  • break the menstrual cycle.

Hence it can be seen that there is a certain harm to the contraceptive pill mini-pills.

What harm can the contraceptive pill be caused?

Despite their positive effect, many women are afraid to take chemical contraceptives in the wake of established myths about how the harm of birth control pills can be caused. We will try to dispel these myths.

  • "Birth control pills lead to rapid weight gain."
    This myth is the most popular. Estrogen, contained in birth control pills, leads to the accumulation of fluids in the tissues, which increases the body weight by 1-2 kg. But this is not fatty deposits, but simply fluid in tissues. As a result, cellulite may appear. This is the only possible harm to the pill in this situation. However, in fact, the substance drospirenone prevents the accumulation of fluid, and therefore a set of extra pounds.
  • "The use of contraceptive pills will lead to cancer."
    In fact, many contraceptive pills prevent ovulation, which on the contrary reduces the risk of inflammation, and hence cancer in the uterus and ovaries.
  • "Contraceptive pills will lead to acne."
    Adapting to chemical contraceptives can lead to excessive fatness on the face. This is the small harm of birth control pills in this case. But if this does not pass, then you need to consult your doctor and change the drug. In addition, the composition of chemical contraceptives includes drospirenone, which eliminates skin problems. Therefore, usually the contraceptive pills have a positive effect on the skin, pimples and acne go away.
  • "Long use of contraceptive pills can lead to infertility."
    Contraceptive pills do not affect a woman's ability to have children. Simply after the end of taking the drug, the woman's body undergoes adaptation within a few months. And after that, the harm of the contraceptive pills associated with temporary dysfunction - passes.
  • "Pauses are necessary at constant reception of contraceptive tablets".
    Pauses do not need. A break, on the contrary, can lead to an unwanted pregnancy, and the established cycle will fail. Contraceptive pills can be taken for several years and even decades without any interruptions.

When taking chemical contraceptives, you must pay attention to the following.

  • The first three months of taking birth control pills are possible allocation between menstruation.
  • If you suddenly forget to take the drug, then, as soon as you remember, take it. Even if it turns out that you took a day 2 birth control pills. If the pass was more than one day, then there is a risk of becoming pregnant. The package needs to be drunk anyway to the end, even if the monthly ones have already begun.
  • When using antibiotics, the effectiveness of birth control pills may decrease.
  • If within a few hours after taking the drug began diarrhea, then you need to take another contraceptive pill.
  • Contraceptive pills do not affect the health and development of the child.
  • Women over 35 years of age and at the same time smoking is not recommended to take chemical contraceptives. There is a risk of blood clots and in this case the harm of birth control pills can really manifest themselves in full.