Contraceptive pills prevent you from getting pregnant in 95% of cases and it comes close to providing 99% protection when taken around the same time every day.
- Combined oral contraceptive pills contain two types of hormones, an estrogenic and a progestin. They work by stopping ovulation (release of an egg) and by inhibiting the implantation of embryo.
- Progestin-only pill does not contain estrogen. They thicken cervical mucus, making it difficult for sperm to enter the uterus.
- Emergency contraception (EC as kwon as morning after pill) is birth control used to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex. This should be taken as soon as possible after semen exposure.
- Male condoms prevent sperm from entering the uterus.
- It can be brought over the counter, at places like drugstores and supermarkets.