Birth control pills are a popular contraceptive option, but understanding the different types available can be overwhelming. In this video, we will compare combination pills and progestin-only pills, providing insights and valuable information from Dr. Shivani Patel at Liv by Advantia Health.
Combination pills, as the name suggests, contain both estrogen and progestin hormones. They are highly effective at preventing pregnancy by inhibiting ovulation, thickening cervical mucus, and thinning the uterine lining.
On the other hand, progestin-only pills, often known as the mini-pill, solely rely on the progestin hormone to prevent pregnancy. They work primarily by thickening the cervical mucus to impede sperm movement.
Choosing the right birth control pill is a personal decision that should consider individual health needs and lifestyle. By understanding the differences between combination pills and progestin-only pills, you can make an informed choice in consultation with your healthcare provider.