Contraceptive measures. Part II ✌️❤️

Nowadays we live in a world where almost everyone has access to different contraceptive methods. Even though alternative contraceptive measures are being used since the dawn of history, therefore the health care system is constantly working on developing more efficient measures and with less adverse reactions.

Last week we focused on non-hormonal contraceptive methods. Today we will talk about hormonal contraceptive methods❤️.


What are hormonal contraceptives?

Hormonal contraceptive measures release substances derived from the natural hormones estrogen and progestogen that inhibit the normal cycle of hormones, thus preventing pregnancy. These methods stop the ovulation process or thicken the cervical mucus making it difficult for the sperm cells to go through the cervix and reach the eggs.

Birth Control Implant

The birth control implant is a small medical device that is implanted under the skin of the upper arm by a nurse or a doctor. It contains progestin (a synthetic form of hormone progestogen), a substance that stops the ovulation process and thickens the cervical mucus, therefore, preventing pregnancy. The birth control implant has an effectiveness of 99%. Unfortunately, the combination with other medication can weaken the effectiveness of the implant. This kind of implant can be left inside the body for a period of 5 years. If a woman wants to get pregnant, the implant simply needs to be removed by a doctor or a nurse.

It can be used with condoms.

The Birth Control Implant does not protect you from STDs!


Birth Control Implant

Birth Control Shot

The birth control shot is an injection given every 3 months by a nurse or a doctor. The shot contains progestin (a synthetic form of hormone progestogen), a substance that stops the ovulation process and thickens the cervical mucus, therefore, preventing pregnancy. If used correctly, it is 99% effective. It can be used with condoms.

The Birth Control Shot does not protect you from STDs!


Birth Control Shot

Birth Control Pill (Oral Contraceptives)

The birth control pill contains substances (synthetic forms of the hormones progestogen and estrogen) that stop the ovulation process and thicken the cervical mucus, thus preventing pregnancy. The birth control pill can have either one substance or a combination of multiple ones. The pill needs to be taken EVERY DAY, and if used correctly, it has a 99% effectiveness. Unfortunately, some incidents (vomiting, diarrhea for more than 48 hours) or the combination with other medication can weaken the effectiveness of the pill. It can be used with condoms.

The Birth Control Pill does not protect you from STDs!

Examples of Birth Control Pills

Birth Control Patch

The birth control patch contains substances (synthetic forms of the hormones progestogen and estrogen) that stop the ovulat