Facebook Pixel

what are birth control pills and how do you use them?

By January 22, 2016 - 1:12pm
Rate This

Add a Comment1 Comments


Hi KhadijahCurry1576,

Thank you for sharing your question with the EmpowHER community.

Birth controll pills are a daily pills that contains hormones to prevent pregnancy. The pill stops ovulation (the release of an egg). Birth control pills come in 28 or 21 day packs. Most commonly there are 3 weeks of hormone pills and 1 week of sugar (non-hormone) pills which is to allow for your menstrual cycle. You take a pill daily, preferably at the same time.

I hope this helps.

Be well,

January 22, 2016 - 2:01pm
Enter the characters shown in the image.
By submitting this form, you agree to EmpowHER's terms of service and privacy policy
Add a Comment

All user-generated information on this site is the opinion of its author only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any medical conditions. Members and guests are responsible for their own posts and the potential consequences of those posts detailed in our Terms of Service.

Birth Control

Get Email Updates

Health Newsletter

Receive the latest and greatest in women's health and wellness from EmpowHER - for free!