Birth control pills are hormonal contraceptive pills. These pills are meant to prevent pregnancy by preventing the egg released by the ovaries to be fertilized. The “pill” is very popular among women and has a 99,9% efficiency if taken properly. The problem with birth control pills is that they might offer protection against unwanted pregnancy but it doesn’t offer protection against sexually transmitted diseases or STD’s.

Birth control pills should be taken only after a physician will give you a check in order to prescribe the best birth control pills for you. There are different types of birth control pills so the physician will be able to recommend the ones that suit you best. Also birth control pills are not for everyone, they should not be taken if you have certain health problems. Do not take birth control pills if you are over 35 and smoke. They should also be avoided if you had certain problems like:

blood cloths or thrombosis

heart problems

liver disease

chest pains that would indicate a stroke

numbness in certain body parts


If you had any of these condition or any of your close relatives had these conditions, inform your physician. Be open and let him know everything there is to know because you may risk your health. Do not take birth control pills if you think there might be a change you are pregnant.

Some side effects of birth control pills include:


weight fluctuation

tender breasts

breast size increase

lighter periods

mood swings

spotting between periods

These are common side effects which will pass with time, as you take the pills.

Other more serious side effects which require you inform your physician and stop taking them immediately are:

abdominal pain

chest pain



blurred vision

swelling of your legs

Birth control pills are medication and should only be used after you have consulted with a physician.