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What is hormonal contraception?

Millions of women rely on different forms of hormonal contraception to prevent unplanned pregnancy as it is almost 100% effective. Hormonal contraception is a broad term which includes the combined contraceptive pill, the mini-pill, the contraceptive patch and the contraceptive ring. It refers to a type of contraception which contains hormones which help in avoiding pregnancy. Hormonal contraceptives are either swallowed, implanted or placed into the skin to release a dose of synthetic hormones which work towards preventing pregnancy. You can find the most suitable hormonal contraceptives which suit your body and reduce the risk of side effects.

What are the benefits of hormonal contraceptives?

It has been clinically proven that hormonal contraception is almost 100% safe and effective in preventing pregnancy than any other form of contraception. Most of the hormonal contraceptive methods are effective from the first day of your period as well which contributes to its success rate. There are more than 30 different types of hormonal contraceptive methods available. The women can choose the most suitable and effective method according to their lifestyle. These contraceptive methods not only prevent pregnancy but also provide some additional benefits such as reducing painful and heavy periods, reducing acne and treating endometriosis.

How does hormonal contraception work?

Most of the contraceptive are combined contraceptive which implies they are comprised of the synthetic versions of oestrogen and progestogen. They prevent pregnancy in three ways. The first way is to tricking the body to believe that ovulation has already occurred so that no egg is release from the ovaries. They also work towards thickening of the cervical mucus due to which the entry of a sperm in the uterus becomes next to impossible. Lastly, it alters the womb lining so that a fertilised egg is unable to attach itself and grow there. There is also mini-pill which contains only the single hormone called progestogen. They prevent pregnancy by altering the womb lining and thickening the cervical mucus. It is usually prescribed to women who find it difficult to tolerate the effects of the oestrogen hormone, suffer from diabetes or high blood pressure, who are above the age of 35 years and are regular smokers.

What different types of hormonal contraception are there?

There is a wide array of hormonal contraception methods. Most of the combination pills are monophasic pills which are taken for 21 days of your menstrual cycle followed by a break of seven days. Phasic pills include two or three different sections of pills in a pack in which each pill contains different doses of hormones. This leads to the rise and fall of hormone levels in your menstrual cycle. Multi-phasic pills have four different dosages of hormones which have to be taken for 28 days. Every day pills are taken for complete 28 days without any break in between. They contain 21 active pills and seven inactive pills.

Mini-pills, also known as progestogen-only pills, are taken for 28 days of your cycle and each pill contains the same level of hormone. The contraceptive patch and contraceptive ring are recent developments in hormonal contraception which is used as an alternative to contraceptive pills. The patch is worn once a month and the ring is also used for three weeks at a time, during which a steady dose of hormones is supplied in your body.

Do hormonal contraceptives cause side effects?

The common side effects caused by hormonal contraception can be listed as nausea, headache, breast tenderness, weight gain, mood swings and spotting of blood between periods. You can discuss with your doctor before using any hormonal contraception.

Where and how to buy hormonal contraceptives online

Nowadays it has become easy to buy hormonal contraception treatment from any of the online registered clinics which deliver your ordered treatment to your doorstep without disclosing your identity. However, you have to go through an online consultation with doctor first before you are prescribed any medication.