The pill is in fact a hormonal contraceptive. This type of contraceptive can be combined (they may contain estrogen and progesterone) or made up of one hormone alone (progesterone).


Combined contraceptives are currently those that are most effective because they are able to block ovulation and minimize the possibility of conceiving, so if the egg does not mature, pregnancy has no way to exist.

Most of the pills, patches and vaginal rings are based on this concept.


Contraceptives consisting of progesterone alone are usually indicated for women who are NOT RECOMMENDED taking the combined one.

These products do not affect ovulation but act by making the cervical mucus more viscous so that the sperm will have a hard time going back up into the uterus.

If anything, where there is a fertilized egg, this product prevents its implantation of the uterus.


It must be taken daily for 21 consecutive days, always at the same time. Then a one-week break is made where menstruation will appear in most cases.

Some types of pill include the presence of inactive tablets, which are taken at the end of the 21 days in order to maintain a better adherence to the treatment. In these cases, recruitment must be continuous, without any interruption.
Menstruation lasting two or three days may occur in this placebo phase.
The first pill of the new pack must be taken on the eighth day even if the bleeding is still present.

This information was partly taken from an App (both for IOS and Android) that helps monitor the menstruation calendar, informs gradually and for free through notifications, some notions that can be of great help. I fully recommend it.

Flo Menstrual Calendar – App on Google Play and Apple Store

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