How Birth Control Works?

I'm having sex with my boyfriend regularly now, several times a week. Since he hates condoms and never uses them, I take care of myself by taking birth control pills.
I want to know if the pill prevents a baby from being formed or if it kills the little baby once it's already formed.
How does the birth control pill work?

asked by Jayden in Women's Health | 3403 views | 07-21-2009 at 08:37 PM

Birth control pills are a kind of medication that women can take daily to prevent pregnancy. They are also sometimes called “the pill” or oral contraception.
It's pretty common for people to be confused about how birth control pills work.
Most birth control pills are "combination pills" containing a combination of the hormones estrogen and progesterone to prevent ovulation. Hormones are chemicals made in our bodies. They control how different parts of our bodies work.

The hormones in the pill work by keeping a woman's ovaries from releasing eggs — ovulation. Pregnancy cannot happen if there is no egg to join with sperm.

Birth control pills work in a number of ways:

* Block the sperm from reaching the egg
* Kill or damage sperm
* Keep eggs from being released each month
* Change the lining of the uterus so the fertilized egg does not attach to it
* Thicken the mucus in the cervix so sperm can not easily pass through it

Here's a video explaining the risks of birth control pills:

answered by Emma | 07-21-2009 at 09:04 PM

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