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All about the Birth Control Pill
|The Birth Control Pill is a small pill a woman takes
every day to keep from getting pregnant.
The pill has two kinds of hormones like the ones made in a
woman’s body. These hormones keep the woman’s eggs from
leaving her ovaries. There are many kinds of birth control pills
with different amounts of these hormones in them.
There are many types
How does the Pill work?
Every day at the same time the woman takes one pill. The pills
How well does it work?
The pill is very good at keeping women from getting pregnant.
How do I get the Pill?
A Family PACT provider can help. Tell your
Your provider can help you decide if the pill is
What do women like about using
The woman takes a pill every day.
What do some women dislike?
The Pill may not be safe for some
Talk with your Family PACT provider
How do I use the Pill?
Start taking your pills the day your Family
Find a way to remember to take your pill
For the first 7 days after you start to take the
You may not want to get your period each
What about side effects?
Some side effects of the pill are:
Watch for these warning signs.
Call your provider right away if you have:
What do I do if I miss any pills?
One late or missed pill (up to 48 hours):
Two or more missed pills: