Choosing Birth Control Options

Every woman should keep your health safe and plan when to become a mother. For realizing this aim, we have created a special informative service where you may get to know more about hormonal birth control options, in general, and about its definite types, in particular.

Hormonal birth control is a method of preventing unwanted pregnancies, which a woman can completely control herself. In this case, its effectiveness is higher than all other options for protection in the case of the correct use. So, pregnancy becomes the fact that partners can consciously choose. In fact, such contraceptives do not protect from sexually transmitted infections.

What are Birth Control Pills?

Birth Control pills are hormonal medications used to suppress an ovulation preventing an unwanted pregnancy. Such drugs inhibit ovulation in women, as a result of which fertilization does not occur. Start using these popular pills at the time of the first day of the menstruation. Sometimes they can cause side effects. But, in fact, they have a beneficial effect on the entire body, so you need to be as cautious as possible, or even better consult your doctor.

There are the following types of contraceptive pills:

  • combined;
  • mini-pills;
  • emergency contraception.

The Best Birth Control Pills

Generic Name Brand Name Description
Norgestimate/ethinyl estradiol Orth-Tri-Cyclen Combined Birth control pills containing progestin and estrogen
Levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol Alesse, Levlen Combined hormonal preparation preventing unwanted pregnancy
Drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol Yaz, Yasmin a 24-pills course suppressing ovulation
Norethindrone Aygestin A mini-pills type of birth control taken daily containing less dosage of hormone
Desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol Femilon, Mircette, Desogen A 21-pills course used to prevent unwanted pregnancy
Levonorgestrel Levonorgestrel, Plan B Emergency contraception effective within 72 hours
Dydrogesterone Duphaston Mono-phasic contraceptive
Norgestrel/ethinyl estradiol Ovral A 28-pills course

This list of generic medications have brands well-known from all over the world. The cost for brand names’ drugs is considerably higher. But generic analogs in our online pharmacy are sold at an attractively low price. But the quality doesn’t yield the original drugs.

All the medications in the assortment can be subdivided into 2 types:

  • 21 or 28-course contraception;
  • emergency contraception.

As the emergency contraception, women may take Plan B or Levonorgestrel. They have the same birth control pills effect if taken within 72 hours after the unprotected sexual intercourse.

More Details about Birth Control Pills

Intrauterine devices (IUD)

The intrauterine device (IUD) is a small flexible device that is inserted into the uterine cavity for preventing pregnancy. There are 2 types of IUDs: non-medicamentous and medicamentous (containing progesterone, copper, gold, silver or other drugs).

Intrauterine devices are released in a very diverse form (T-shaped, in the form of a ring, spiral, etc.).

Modern varieties are made of plastic and contain medical product (slowly release small amounts of copper or progestin). Intrauterine devices can also have threads that are located in the vagina.

How does the IUD work?

  • IUD affects the ability of sperm to pass through the uterine cavity;
  • The speed of the egg movement into the uterine cavity is slowing down;
  • Cervical mucus thickens (progestin IUDs);
  • The IUD changes the lining of the uterine endometrium;
  • The IUD also prevents the introduction of an already fertilized egg into the uterine cavity.

Birth Control Patches

The patch is a convenient and effective method of contraception. It prevents pregnancy in two different ways. Firstly, it arrests the releasing by the ovaries of the egg, and secondly, it thickens the mucous membrane that is produced in the cervix, which makes it more difficult to penetrate the spermatozoa to pass into the uterus for the egg fertilization.

Unlike tablets, which must enter the body daily, a new patch should be used only once a week for three consecutive weeks, after which the week should be missed. The fourth week is the menstrual cycle.

Emergency Contraception

Emergency contraception helps prevent pregnancy after unprotected sexual intercourse. The sooner measures are taken, the more likely it is to prevent pregnancy.

The essence of emergency contraception is to prevent ovulation. In simple words, a large dose of hormones in these tablets is enough to perform in one moment. Therefore, they can be taken only in emergency situations. Otherwise, there may be a violation of the menstrual cycle.