The father of the pill, Lucien Neuwirth has died at the age of 89 years. It is thanks to him that women have the right to use birth control pills, become the most used contraceptive method by the French.
All combined pills have excellent efficiency … if not to forget! The effectiveness of progestin-only pills is a little less good, especially because you have to take the pill every day at the same hour. Not always easy!
What’s in a pill?
The combined estrogen-progestin pills or contain estrogen and progestin hormones similar to those naturally secretes the ovary. The low-dose estrogen-progest in pills (the amount of estrogen is less than 0,040 mg per tablet) are the most prescribed because they are well tolerated. Micro-progestin pills or minipills contain, they only progestin. They are effective but provided to avoid oblivion and take the tablets at a fixed time. They are mainly used when estrogen-progestin pills are cons-indicated.
The pill does decrease fertility?
The pills does not intervene on fertility. If a woman was fertile before, always will be in stopping the pill.
Is a low libido possible?
Of women report decreased libido and reduced testosterone levels was invoked to explain. But studies on the subject are unconvincing. Doctors estimate that when there is low desire, its origin is essentially psychological. It can be a more or less unconscious rejection of the pills for various reasons (weariness, fear of long-term effects, ambiguous desire to have children …).
Can it cause side effects?
Nausea, headache, a small change in weight, feeling of heavy legs, tension in the breasts, small acne problems or oily hair can appear in the first month. These side effects are often somewhat troublesome. They may, however, consider a pill change.
Pill and tobacco are they really incompatible?
In women predisposed to genetic or family reasons, the hormones in the pills can raise fat levels (cholesterol, triglycerides) and blood sugar or reveal coagulation disorders. Which promotes cardiovascular accidents. However, tobacco majorises this risk. “Before 35 years, we can associate pills and tobacco provided you have eliminated against-indication or problem,” said the French Association for Contraception .
Bleeding between periods is it a sign of inefficiency?
Not at all. These little bleeding is called spotting are common in young girls at the beginning but they usually disappear within 2 or 3 months. If it does not, or if bleeding occur while taking the pills for many years, talk to your doctor or gynecologist. Hormonal balance your pill might not be right for you or more. We must therefore change.
The pill she acts on the pain of the rules?
The pill can often forget the painful menstruation and this is not the only benefit. The pilsl reduce the volume of rules, regulates and improves premenstrual syndrome, reduces ectopic pregnancies (which begin in the fallopian tube), the frequency of endometriosis (uterine lining that is deposited elsewhere and hurt), fibroids uterus, reduced pelvic infections and often improves small skin problems (acne, seborrhea, hair). It would also have an interesting effect on the bone.
What to do in case of vomiting or diarrhea?
If vomiting or severe diarrhea arise within 4 hours after taking your pill, take another tablet you’ve got to dig into a troubleshooting pack. As a precaution, use a local contraception for the rest of your plate.