In case you are thinking about birth control, you may already know that the majority of women prefer to take birth control pills over other methods of contraception. The options of birth control pills involve two kinds of pills: combination pills and the progestin only pills.
The combination pills
These pills come with both estrogen and progestin. The majority of the pills available are of this kind. Besides preventing an unwanted pregnancy, they have some other benefits as well, such as less painful and more regular menstrual periods and they can stop the menstruation migraines.
In case you have endometriosis, these pills can diminish the bleeding and stop the pain. In the same time they can treat acne, lower the risks of uterine and ovarian cancer and the risks of PID.
You should know that some of these pills contain drospirenone which is a synthetic progestin. This agent increases the risks of pulmonary embolism or vein thrombosis. These pills are associated with high risks of blood clots. The pills containing this compound include Beyaz, Loryna, Gianvi, Ocella, Syeda, Safyral, Yaz, Yasmin and Zarah.
This birth control pill type is also known as the mini pill. These pills are used by nursing mothers or women who are at risk of blood clots. The disadvantage of the pill is that if you don’t take it on a daily basis at the same time, it doesn’t have the desired effect.
Monophasic and biphasic pills
In case of the monophasic pills all the pills contain the same amount of estrogen and progestin. In case of the biphasic pills the level of estrogen and progestin of the pills varies during the cycle for higher efficiency.
Triphasic and quadraphasic pills
Just as the name suggests, in case of this kind of birth control pills there are three different kinds of pills that contain different hormone levels. Women have to take different pills during each week of their period. A quadraphsic pill means that there are four kinds of pills with different hormone levels.
To find out which options of birth control pills are the most suitable for you, you will have to talk to your doctor.