Breakthrough bleeding is not an indication that your pill is not working. It does not mean that you are not being protected from pregnancy by your birth control. One of the primary ways that combined hormonal contraceptives (CHC’s) work is by preventing ovulation. They also work to thicken cervical mucus in addition to thinning/altering the uterine lining. So, the presence of BTB does not indicate contraceptive failure. Efficacy is actually related to taking the pill at the same time every day.
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- I don’t really want to talk about this. But… my discharge has changed since starting my birth control. Is this normal?
- I’ve developed headaches or migraines from my birth control.
- I’m SUPER nauseous after I take my birth control.
- I wanted to use my pill to skip my period. I didn’t take any placebos, but my period showed up anyways?
- I have no sex drive on the birth control I’m on. I want to change, what’s next?
- I don’t want to gain weight with this birth control. Can I have one that doesn’t cause weight gain?
- It’s been 3 months and my face is STILL breaking out.
- I just started this pill and my face is breaking out, why?
- I threw up 30 minutes after taking my pill, help!?!
- I haven’t gotten my period and I’m a few days into the placebo pills. Am I pregnant?