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The Pill

The Pill

The Pill - Based on typical use, 92% Effective for Preventing Pregnancy

The old standard. A once-a-day pill that’s safe, effective and boring.

Tips and tricks: Try taking your pill at the same time you always do something else in your daily routine, like brushing your teeth. Set up a free text message or email reminder with a website like bedsider.org. Set an alarm in your cell phone. 

Is it for you?

  • There are different pills for different people so you can find the one that works best for you
  • Might give you lighter periods and less cramping
  • Tried and true – but a lot of work

The flip side:

  • You have to take it every day. You can’t miss even once.
  • You have to take your pills with you on vacations, weekends, and anywhere you stay overnight.
  • You must take it at the same time of day, everyday.
  • You may have some nausea or headaches, but they’re very mild