All About the Pill
Information about The Pill as a method of contraception is presented as well as some of the advantages, disadvantages, reliability, cost, and risks.
A definition and description of Progestin-only oral contraceptive pills.
Share: What Factors Lead to Your Decision to Use the Pill?
What factors lead you to use the pill? Whatever your reason for choosing to use the pill, please share. Reading about your pill decision may help other readers decide whether or not they want to use the pill.
Medications that Lower The Pill's Effectiveness
Certain medications, antibiotics, and herbal supplements can decrease the effectiveness of The Pill. Discover what they are, so you increase your chances of success while using oral contraceptives.
Share Your Tip: How Do You Remember When to Take Birth Control Pills?
You may have chosen to use birth control pills as your main method of contraception. When using the pill, it’s important to take your birth control pill at the same time each day. Many women who use birth control pills report having a hard time sticking to their pill schedule. Do you easily remember when its time to take your pill? If so, what is your secret?
How to Skip Your Period Using The Pill
Learn how to skip your period using the pill. Many women are having no more periods by using birth control pills. Using oral contraceptives can allow you to skip periods or reduce symptoms through continuous birth control pill use. Skipping periods is safe and an easy way to avoid your monthly menstrual cycle.
Would You Feel Comfortable Skipping Your Period with the Pill?
Hormonal contraception offers the ability to control when and if you have a monthly period. What’s your opinion of using extended cycle pills to skip periods or shorten how many times your period comes? Is it unnatural or harmful to skip periods? Do you need the security that a monthly period brings? Would you feel comfortable skipping your period?
How Does the Pill Work?
Find out how the pill and hormonal contraception work to prevent pregnancy.
Weight and Birth Control Pill Effectiveness
Nearly half of all unintended pregnancies occur in women who report contraceptive use during the month they conceive. Research has shown a relationship between birth control pills and weight -- a woman’s weight could contribute to oral contraceptive failure. Women should understand that obesity and weight could decrease birth control pill...
Does Your Doctor Require a Pap Smear for Your Pill Prescription?
Many women may want to use the pill, but don’t because they are afraid of having a pelvic exam and a pap smear. Even though these procedures are not required for a pill prescription, many doctors may refuse to prescribe birth control pills without a pelvic exam/pap smear. Have you been able to get a pill prescription without these procedures? Share your tips with other women.