What is a Birth Control Pill?
The combined oral contraceptive pill, often referred to as the birth control pill or colloquially as “the pill”, is a type of birth control that is designed to be taken orally by women. The pill contains two important hormones: progestin and estrogen.
Best Birth Control Pills In Kenya
Which pill is best for birth control?
Combination birth control pills that contain desogestrel include:
- Apri (150 mcg desogestrel, 30 mcg ethinylestradiol)
- Azurette (150 mcg desogestrel, 20 mcg ethinylestradiol)
- Kariva (150 mcg desogestrel, 20 mcg ethinylestradiol)
- Mircette (150 mcg desogestrel, 20 mcg ethinylestradiol)
Which birth control pill works the fastest?
Progestin-Only Pills (POPs or Mini Pills)
You can start progestin-only pills any day of the month. You’ll be protected from pregnancy after 48 hours (2 days). So use another method of birth control (like condoms) if you have penis-in-vagina sex during the first 48 hours.
How much is a contraceptive pill in Kenya?
Like many other Kenyan women, she was attracted to the pill by its affordability and the convenience of taking it only once a month.
Women tend to buy the Sofia tablet each month – most suppliers will not sell it in bulk. Each pill costs between 300 Kenyan shillings ($2.50; £2.20) and 400 Kenyan shillings.
How many times should a lady take contraceptive pills?
Take 1 pill every day for 21 days (3 weeks) in a row. Then don’t take any pills for seven days (week 4). You’ll get your period during the fourth week while you aren’t taking any pills. It’s important to take every pill in a 21-day pack because there are no reminder (hormone-free) pills.