Contraceptive pills

Birth control pill - different types, advantages and disadvantages, side effects and how we can help you (2022)

The doctors at Dr.Dropin provide guidance in contraception and write prescriptions. They can also insert and remove the parking stick. You are welcome to an appointment with our general practitioners and gynecologists.

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Different types of contraceptive pills

Contraceptive pills with progestin
Birth control pills with progestogen (but without estrogen) prevent fertilization first and foremost by making the mucus in the cervix tougher and thus prevent the sperm from reaching the egg cell. They will also to some extent prevent the egg cell from maturing and thus prevent ovulation.

Mini pills
Mini-pills are very similar to birth control pills without estrogen, but mini-pills do not prevent ovulation and will be a little less safe for that reason. They must also be taken at the same time each day.

Contraceptive pills with progestogen and estrogen
Birth control pills with progestogen and estrogen prevent ovulation, are very safe and provide better bleeding control. But birth control pills will also increase the risk of, among other things, blood clots and cardiovascular disease.

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Advantages and disadvantages

The advantage of choosing contraception without estrogen is that you do not have an increased risk of, among other things, blood clots. Birth control pills (both with and without estrogen) can cause less menstrual cramps and also reduced bleeding.

Side effects when using contraceptive pills

The most common side effects when using contraceptive pills are

  • Headache
  • Sore breasts
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Increased discharge
  • Mood swings
  • Depression
  • Acne
  • Less sex drive

The side effects are worst in the beginning, typically the first 3 months, but if they do not go away, you can consider switching to another contraceptive pill or other contraception.

Do you want to start or change contraception?

  • Book a consultation in a clinic, via video or fill out our digital form.
  • During the consultation, you will receive information and guidance so that you can start or switch to the contraception that is right for you and your life situation.
  • Get a prescription and pick up the preparation at your nearest pharmacy.
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Author: GP Anne Marte Ladim
Last updated: 12.07.2022