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Birth Control Pills / Contraceptive Pills – Types, Advantages & Risks

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Menstrual Cycle

Menstruation, also called as periods or monthly bleeding, occurs in women in the reproductive age group (15-44 years). When the body is preparing for pregnancy there is a surge of hormones (chemical substances) in the body resulting in the thickening of the uterus lining. When pregnancy fails, the thickened uterus (filled with blood and tissue) is lost and becomes thin again. There is also a reduction in the hormone levels. The cycle repeats again every month in anticipation of pregnancy throughout the reproductive phase of a woman. 

A woman has on an average 450 periods during her lifetime and she spends 50% of her life in tackling this monthly routine - the menstrual cycle. Some women are pleased when they reach menopause as they ‘feel somewhat liberated from this monthly nuisance.’

Menstrual Cycle


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What are the side effects of taking contraceptive pills? Do all women who take this pills face the side effects? Is there any way to avoid this side effects?
sheena_hines Monday, July 21, 2014
i had sex on 3rd day of menstrual cycle. and it did not occur again after 35 day. can i pregnant.
yogendra1993 Wednesday, March 26, 2014
What happens when virgin takes M-pill, not knowing that she is a virgin? Anything serious happens?
Chinni123 Friday, March 21, 2014
my wife mensus was on 5th aug we had sex on 18th how to control birth
vkgtss61 Wednesday, September 04, 2013
i am 17 years old. i had sex before 2 months and i takes i-pill after 2 month.can i be pregnent.
aisha786 Friday, August 30, 2013
Where is the male birth control pill????
deeeddeeeeeeeee Saturday, August 03, 2013
If a woman start to take birth control at the age 33 yr old is it will also help them to reduces risk of ovarian or other cancers? or you have to take it when you are very young?
justwondering Friday, July 26, 2013
If any woman takes Birth control Pill's for long period i.e. 20 years contuniously . Is it Harmful for her body what side effects will found
Tejas.92 Saturday, June 29, 2013
i have taken uv72 in sep 2012 but in this month april my period has not come for last 2 months what shud i do and i have checked i am not pregnant
as09222 Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Hey,my gf is having some mensuration cycle problem,nd usually miss the cycle some time,treatment is going on for that nd now she is normal from 2 months,can she take contraceptive pills in case of emergency.
khan3792 Monday, April 22, 2013
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