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How is the birth control pill used?
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Dr. Sheila Goodman
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Daily pill
Birth control pills are hormone pills that are taken daily.
Depending on the pill, they change mucus from the cervix, the lining of the uterus and the motion of the tubes to prevent pregnancy. Many will also prevent the ovaries from putting out an egg. Pills can get rid of or make your periods regular, lighter and less painful. Using pills can decrease your risks of uterine and ovarian cancer.

In brief: Daily pill
Birth control pills are hormone pills that are taken daily.
Depending on the pill, they change mucus from the cervix, the lining of the uterus and the motion of the tubes to prevent pregnancy. Many will also prevent the ovaries from putting out an egg. Pills can get rid of or make your periods regular, lighter and less painful. Using pills can decrease your risks of uterine and ovarian cancer.
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