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How do birth control pills work?
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Dr. Anthony Anzalone
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree
In brief: How the pill works
Most birth control pills are "combination pills" containing a combination of the hormones estrogen and Progesterone to prevent ovulation.
The pill also works by thickening the mucus around the cervix, which makes it difficult for sperm to enter the uterus an fertilize any eggs that are there. Some of the hormones found in the pill sometimes make it difficult for an egg to attach to the wall.

In brief: How the pill works
Most birth control pills are "combination pills" containing a combination of the hormones estrogen and Progesterone to prevent ovulation.
The pill also works by thickening the mucus around the cervix, which makes it difficult for sperm to enter the uterus an fertilize any eggs that are there. Some of the hormones found in the pill sometimes make it difficult for an egg to attach to the wall.
Dr. Anthony Anzalone
Dr. Anthony Anzalone
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Dr. Raj Syal
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Stops ovulation
Birth control pills stop ovulation, thicken cervical mucous, and thin the endometrial lining.
All these work together to prevent pregnancy/.

In brief: Stops ovulation
Birth control pills stop ovulation, thicken cervical mucous, and thin the endometrial lining.
All these work together to prevent pregnancy/.
Dr. Raj Syal
Dr. Raj Syal
Thank
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