Pills

How it works
A woman takes one pill everyday at the same time to prevent pregnancy

Key Messages

  • Some pills have 2 hormones and others have one hormone.
  • Safe for breast feeding women, progestin only pills do not affect milk production.
  • Take one pill everyday
  • No breaks between packs.
  • Bleeding changes are common but not harmful.
  • Take any missed pill as soon as possible.
  • Can be given to women at any time to start later.
  • Add to the contraceptive effect of breast feeding together they provide effective pregnancy protection.

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