Birth Control Pills

Birth Control Pills

A series of events called the menstrual cycle happens about once every month to prepare a woman’s body for pregnancy. Changing levels of natural chemicals in the bloodstream called called hormones control these events. The reproductive organs affected by these hormones include: the vagina, cervix, uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries. The ovaries produce two main hormones called estrogen and progesterone. As the level of estrogen begins to rise, it causes the normally thick mucus inside the cervix to thin out. Estrogen also triggers other hormones to cause one of the ovaries to release an egg. This process is called ovulation. If a woman has sex during this
time, a man’s reproductive cells, called sperm, can pass through the thinner mucus to fertilize an egg. In the uterus, estrogen causes the lining to thicken, which prepares it to receive a fertilized egg. Rising progesterone levels cause glands in the lining to release
fluid that feeds the fertilized egg. Progesterone also causes the thinned out mucus in the cervix to become thick again, which prevents sperm from passing through. If an egg hasn’t been fertilized, the levels of both estrogen and progesterone begin to fall. This drop in hormone levels causes menstruation, a process where the uterus sheds its inner tissue lining and blood through the vagina. Birth control pills are medications that a woman takes every day to prevent pregnancy. The most common and effective type of birth control pill is a combination pill. It contains both estrogen and progestin, which is a man-made hormone similar to progesterone. The estrogen and progestin from the pill maintain constant levels of these hormones in the body. These levels prevent the body from releasing similar hormones that cause ovulation. Without ovulation, there is no egg available for fertilization, so a woman can’t get pregnant. Progestin also prevents pregnancy by keeping the mucus in the cervix thick enough, so sperm can’t get through it. A third effect of progestin on pregnancy involves its influence on the lining of the uterus. In contrast to natural progesterone, progestin is slightly different chemically. Over time, it makes the uterine lining thinner instead of thicker. As a result, if fertilization of an egg does take place, the lining may be too thin for it to stay in the uterus, so it passes out of the body with the next menstrual period. Combination pills usually come in 28-day packs. Depending on the brand of pill, the first 21 to 24 pills are active pills because they contain hormones. The last four to seven pills are inactive or “reminder” pills that don’t contain any hormones. Inactive pills allow the hormone levels in the body to drop so that bleeding during the menstrual cycle can occur. Even though the inactive pills don’t contain any hormones, the woman remains protected against pregnancy during this time. Inactive pills are also called “reminder” pills because they keep a woman in the habit of taking a birth control pill every day. Progestin-only pills or “mini pills” only contain progestin. Like the combination pill, the progestin in the progestin-only pills prevents pregnancy by preventing ovulation, thickening cervical mucus, and thinning out the lining of the uterus. Women may choose progestin-only pills if they can’t tolerate the estrogen in combination pills due to side effects or other medical reasons. All progestin-only pills are active. Menstrual bleeding with progestin-only pills may occur once every month, on and off throughout the month, or there may be no bleeding at all. For the highest protection against pregnancy, it is important to take progestin-only pills at the same time every day. Both combination and progestin-only birth control pills are about 99% effective at preventing pregnancy if used correctly. This means about one out of 100 women will become pregnant each year if they use them correctly every day. However, they are only about 92% effective with typical use, which means about eight out of 100 women will become pregnant each year if they don’t always remember to take them every day.


  1. It gave me backne?? i have been battling it for 4years now even after i took it out,anyone knows what i can use to stop that?please help

  2. I had sex with a girl in Europe last year who was on pills (many times too) and I’m American lol it’s interesting to see in detail how my life was saved bahahahahaha. So worth the risk! ;-))

  3. When you say “take birth control pills everyday” what do u mean by that, you mean like for the rest of my live, or when do i stop taking them or how do i take them and when do i štart taking them?help, i dont understand …. ??

  4. All the comments make me scared to take it but my mothers very pushy and I have regular stomach pains she thinks it’s from my ovaries somehow.

  5. I wanted to know cause I'm on my period and I'm in excruciating pain right now. I will make sure to get BC pills. Fuck????????.

  6. I'm baffled ? the fact ppl would rather rely on birth control to cure their acne when realistically all they need is a better skin care routine and diet ?

    Anyway for the other stuff… I'm pretty sure can be handled naturally (like cramps and period flow so no one HAS TO take medication)

  7. It would be great to add that the pill isn't only for sex. People like me took the pills or the shot simply because we bleed too much and have too much pain during that time

  8. "More souls go to Hell because of the sins of the flesh than for any other reason."- Our Lady of Fatima

  9. Anybody else has endometriosis like I do? I have it and I’m 20 this year that’s why I’m on the progestin only pill and I’m not too sure about it.. feels like my gynecologist didn’t search another solution! Which is a minor surgery according to a new ultrasound I did (because my cramps only diminished a little but sexual relationship is so difficult still and makes me want to cry out of pain!)

  10. Does it mean that when you take the pill you can save up your eggs?
    So you can have more opportubities to be pregnant later on in life?

  11. I just wanna know if man cum inside a woman. while woman is using a birth control. that means she won't get pregnant?

  12. I am a 25 year old and have never taken birth control because It’s unuseful for me and would make me sick I think

  13. I'm watching this because I take bc to regulate periods. Man what the hell, I'm a teenager ? I'm not fucking

  14. I think u have to be specific…. U said that the pill contain both.. Estrogen and progestin… And that prevents the normal secretion of estrogen and progesterone… And without that.. The ovulation cant be produced.. Then how a women menstruate every month…who are taking this pill… If there will be no ovulation… And the endomaterium wall will also not prepare.. Then howw a women menstruate???? Anybody knows that u can clear my doubt….

  15. Am I the only person here triggered by all these “female words” ?? Dysphoria triggers are strong from this video ?

  16. So umm I thought it would be a good idea to release my semen inside of my girlfriend and now I’m tripping for real.

  17. I'm trying to use this video in a slide show and i want to choose what time to play it but it wont let me!!! please help me out

  18. Every woman I know that have been on birth control said it was horrible hurt their and regret it and tell me not to take it. It’s not healthy and it’s bad for your body fertility in the future.

  19. Here's my view on bc ; I take em no period don't give a shit what happens to some fertilized egg don't care bout messing up my uterus I'll adopt do what's best for u

  20. The only reason I'm watching this is because my cramps are so bad my doctor put me on birth control to lessen the pain. It actually works pretty well! 🙂

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  22. What is the point of adding estrogen to the pills if it only does things that promote pregnancy? (according to this video)

  23. question : does it only get thinner during periods, or does it get thinner frequently ? If only during periods, then women basically don't need to reproduce during that time, otherwise they can. And if it gets thinner frequently, then is there a way to not get pregnant without a birth control pill (apart from a condom) ?

  24. Sex in period time and taking pill then after 9 days of period not stop so what should do for stop period?

  25. A Citizens Petition has recently been filed with the FDA seeking packaging warnings on birth control products. If you have experienced any side effects from birth control, please consider providing a comment of support to the Petition. You can also read the comments from others. Just click on the link.

  26. But not only are contraceptives abortifacient, birth control does damage to women, to their cervix, and many other parts of their bodies. And not only this, but birth control is lying with your body. You're not actually giving all of yourself to your spouse. If you're not married, then you're not loving in the first place because you're not even committed. But to speak on the married and contraception, they act against their own bodies because they lie with their bodies, and they act against their own commitment.

  27. I was taking Norethindrone Acetate and Ethinyl Estradiol 1mg for my birth control and I’m currently 5 months pregnant! Yes I got pregnant on BC idk how lol. But I’m happy

  28. Honestly, I don’t care what anyone says but I’m going to say it, you guys should not be buying this product, because it’s stupid, you guys should control your sexuality. If you choose to have sex, you get pregnant. You guys obviously know that babies come from sex. That’s your fault for getting pregnant by having sex. If you don’t want to have children, stay a virgin, and don’t have sex. They should really ban this product.

  29. Me watching this to let my girl know how this works for when we do it but clearly know that i am a loner, virgin and i will never have sex with anyone

  30. So in short, women are tacking hormones. In enough quantities to be bad for health….
    But I, as a male, cannot take a fucking Sustanon/Durateston without going through thousands of stupid inquiries…

  31. Yesterday I had a physical relationship with my partner I had used the today vaginal contraceptive nd again I taken ipill within 1 hour can anybody tell is it safe or not?? Please help me out

  32. Why would the uterus thicken the mucous when its prepared to receive a egg to be fertilized,its like inviting someone to dinner but locking door and going to sleep

  33. Do pill kal rat 1baje under dene ke baad aj dopaher ko dekha tablet blood k saath nikal raha hai. Kiya a thik hai,,.,? Please ans me

  34. I used mini pill 5 days for irregular periods. I stopped. ..when I will get my periods. …plz reply

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