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The Pill

THESE DO NOT PROTECT AGAINST SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES

Most birth control methods do not protect against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), nor is there any birth control that is 100% reliable in preventing pregnancy.

 

Most birth control methods do not protect against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), nor is there any birth control that is 100% reliable in preventing pregnancy.

THE PILL:
The pill is a tablet containing two female hormones, estrogen and progesterone. It acts in three ways:
1.) Stops ovulation each month
2.) Thickens the secretions around the cervix making it more difficult for the sperm to get through.
3.) Thins the lining of the womb so that it is less receptive to the fertilized egg.

 

Feel free to call the Pregnancy Counseling Center to speak with someone from our medical staff who would be glad to inform you of side effects and answer your questions. 818.895.2500

 


CALL 911 OR CONTACT YOUR HEALTH PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF:
You experience any of the following: Shortness of breath; sudden abdominal, arm, or chest pain; severe headache; sudden vision changes (blurred or seeing double); skin or eye jaundice; depression; leg pain or swelling.