1 doctor weighed in:

How can the birth control pill prevent pregnancy?

1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Stop ovulation

The hormones in birth control pills stop your ovaries from releasing an egg, from ovulating, so you don't get pregnant.
Missing several pills can allow an egg to ovulate, which is why it is so important to not miss pills.

In brief: Stop ovulation

The hormones in birth control pills stop your ovaries from releasing an egg, from ovulating, so you don't get pregnant.
Missing several pills can allow an egg to ovulate, which is why it is so important to not miss pills.
Dr. Karen Jones
Dr. Karen Jones
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Board Certified, Obstetrics & Gynecology
15 years in practice
47M people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors