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What is it?

The Pill is a tiny tablet you take once a day. There are a few different types of the Pill, but the most common type contains two hormones, estrogen and progestin, which stop the ovaries from releasing eggs. It also thickens the cervical mucus, which blocks the sperm. The “mini pill” contains only one hormone, progestin, which is a good option to those affected by estrogen. The pill MUST be taken at the same time every day, no matter if you’re sexually active or not. We can help figure out which type of pill is the best choice for you.

How effective is it?

About 8 pregnancies per 100 people based on typical use.

How often do I take it?

You take it every day at the same time.

• Works effectively when taken correctly
• Some pills may decrease acne
• Some pills may make your periods lighter
• Expect more regular periods

• Does not protect against STIs
• You can’t skip a single day! So set a reminder in your phone to keep track
• You may have headaches or nausea, but they’re very mild
• You have to carry your pills with you on vacations, weekends, and anywhere you stay overnight

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