At the time the pill led to a veritable revolution in society: at last the woman herself could control her fertility. Meanwhile, the pill is quite established. Yet many women do not know how the pill actually works.
How the pill work: To understand how the pill works, you must first know what happens during the monthly cycle of a woman. Once a month comes to an egg released from a women of the two ovaries. This is the moment of ovulation or ovulation.
Then drops the egg through the fallopian tube down to the uterus. There remains yet they live 24 hours. In that period they can be fertilized by a sperm. If not, then dissolves the egg. Twelve to sixteen days after ovulation, the reconstituted egg with the endometrial demolished. These are the menstruation. The pill affects this cycle so if your wife can not be pregnant.
For 21 days every time you swallow a pill each day. Then you stop seven days. In the week that you do not pill, you get your period. This is not a true menstruation, but a "bleeding loss.
As you swallow the pill, you are not ovulating, and therefore no fertilization occurs. In addition, the hormones in the pill make the cervical mucus is tough, so it is less receptive to sperm. They also make the mucous lining of the womb unsuitable for implantation of a fertilized egg. The time you take the pill, is important. Ensure regularity. Take the pill every day at about the same time. Thus, the less likely you forget your pill. If you sometime forget a pill, there is the risk that you're not sufficiently protected. It depends at what stage in your lager trip you forget a pill.
It is important to know that a sperm survives two days in the vagina. The egg itself is only 24 hours to be fertilized, but the sperm does have two days time to do that. And a man's sperm contains millions of sperm cells.
Benefits: -The pill has many advantages. So you get a regular menstrual cycle, which for many women is a relief. Moreover, many fewer women suffer from menstrual symptoms such as abdominal cramps or back pain when they take the pill. In some cases the pill also helps to reduce acne. -Another major benefit of the pill is that it allows you to regulate your period. You can advance or delay your period, such as going on holidays. -Still can not continue taking the pill, because after a long period anyway will get breakthrough bleeding. -A tip for which the pill-free periods would reduce as much as possible: Take one pill every day, several strips after another, until the day that bleeding occurs. Then you stop the blood loss for five days to break and start again from day six of the pill. The pill-free interval may last longer than seven days, otherwise increases the risk of egg maturation and pregnancy.
Disadvantages: -But the pill has its drawbacks too. For example, some women suffer from various side effects during the top week lager, such as headache, breast tension or migraine. -There is also a link with heart disease. Especially smoking women over 35 years have an increased risk of heart disease if they take the pill.
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