Medicine & IUDs to Assist with the Prevention of Pregnancy
Birth Control Medication
Birth control medication is a pregnancy prevention method. The most common form is the birth control pill, which is an oral contraceptive that is 99.9% effective against pregnancy. The pill, like other hormone contraceptives, is a combination of two female sex hormones: estrogen and progestin. This combination works by thickening the cervical mucus and uterine lining, and preventing ovulation.
The 21 or 28 day pill are the most popular form of birth control, but there is also an extended-cycle pill called Seasonale. Seasonale has the same hormonal components as the regular pill, but is a longer cycle and reduces your monthly period to four periods each year.
Remember that oral birth control medication does not keep you safe from sexually transmitted diseases, and you should use latex condoms for best protection against STDs.
Certain brands of birth control medication can be taken to treat acne. There are a variety of well-priced private and generic brands of birth control, including Seasonale, available at our Canadian Pharmacy for your convenient online order.