The combined oral contraceptive pill is usually just called "the pill". It contains artificial versions of the female hormones oestrogen and progesterone, which women produce naturally in their ovaries.
A woman can get pregnant if a man’s sperm reaches one of her eggs (ova). Contraception tries to stop this happening by keeping the egg and sperm apart or by stopping egg production. One method of contraception is the combined pill.
The hormones in the pill prevent your ovaries from releasing an egg (ovulating). They also make it difficult for sperm to reach an egg, or for an egg to implant itself in the lining of the womb. The pill is usually taken to prevent pregnancy, but can also be used to treat painful periods, heavy periods, premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and endometriosis.
HOW TO USE THE PRODUCT
Trust Lily contains 28 pills; 21 active pills and seven inactive (placebo) pills. The pill packs are marked with the days of the week to remind you to take a pill every day. The seven inactive pills in the 28-day pill pack are added so that you are reminded to start a new pill pack after 28 days.
You need to take the pill every day at the same time of the day, failing to do so will result increasing the risk of getting pregnant if the user is sexually active on and not on any prove birth control method.
Some births control pills come in Twenty-one-day pill packs which contain 21 active pills.
- It is reversible contraception
- Easy to use. Does not interrupt foreplay or sexual intercourse.
- Safe for any women to use
Using the pill has other health benefits and may help protect against:
• Reduces pregnancy risks
• Symptomatic pelvic inflammatory disease
• Protect you from ovarian cysts
• Ectopic pregnancy
• Bone thinning
• Non-cancerous breast growths
• Endometrial and ovarian cancer
• Heavy period
• Menstrual cramps
• Menstrual bleeding problems
• Ovulation pain
• Excess hair on face or body