Birth Control Pill

By: Alexa Rice and Giana Hohmann TB:5

What is it?

The birth control pill is a daily pill that contains hormones to change they way the body works and prevent pregnancy.

How does it work?

The pill contains a combination of hormones, estrogen, and progesterone to prevent ovulation. It chemically prevents pregnancy.

How well does it work?

92% of the time, the pill will prevent pregnancy.

What does it protect against?

This pill protects against pregnancy, but not against STD's

What are the side effects?

  • Irregular menstrual bleeding
  • nausea
  • headaches
  • dizziness
  • breast tenderness
  • mood changes
  • blood clots
  • reduces cramps
  • improves acne
  • lighter periods

Who uses it?

Young women who can remember to take a pill each day and who want excellent protection from pregnancy.

How do you get it?

A doctor or nurse practitioner must prescribe the pill.

How much does it cost?

Anywhere from $15 to $50 a month.

We recommend it!

We would recommend this because it has a high effective rate! But be careful, if you happen to take antibiotics at the same time, there is no guarantee you will not get pregnant.