Gynecologists consider taking the right hormonal contraceptives for example to be one of the most effective ways to avoid an unplanne

d pregnancy. The incredible amount of them in pharmacies does not allow modern women to focus on a particular choice, and can lead to erroneous preferences. Often ignorance of the types of contraceptives is fraught with unpleasant consequences. Many people don’t know about anything else except condoms and the IUD. Today we’re going to talk about oral contraceptives and how to make the right choice.

The contraceptive pill is a drug that must be taken once a day. There are several types of them. Combination oral contraceptives contain estrogens and gestagens that suppress ovulation. So-called “mini-pills” contain only one hormone, gestagen, and are an alternative in case estrogens are contraindicated.

The highest efficiency of 99%.
In cases of 100% correct use, in strict accordance with the instructions, only about 1 out of 100 women a year will experience an unplanned pregnancy. For comparison, without contraception, 85 out of 100 women will experience an unplanned pregnancy in the same time period.

Classification of hormonal contraceptives according to the method of use:

– combined estrogen-gestagen contraceptives:
– oral contraceptives;
– vaginal rings;
– transdermal patches;
– gestagen contraceptives:
– Oral contraceptives containing microdoses of gestagens (mini-pills);
– injectable;
– subcutaneous implants.