Birth control has come a long way in modern times. Women now have more options than ever before to prevent an unwanted pregnancy. This is in large part due to the evolution of the contraceptive pill. However, a plethora of choices can present a bit of confusion from time to time. How are you to know which formulation is right for you? There are several factors to take into account to make an informed decision at the right time. There are generally two varieties available. These are known as the combination pill and the mini pill. We will now examine each in greater detail while listing the benefits and drawbacks associated with both.
When we started trying for a baby back in 2013, I came off the pill when my packet ran out. I started taking the pill many years ago to help with period pains and heavy flow (sorry for the tmi!). I was very happy with my type of pill – Microgynon, it really worked well. This pill was one of those combined pills so contained oestrogen and progestogen, I was always great at remembering to take it each day as well.