Oral hormonal contraceptives usually include two types of hormones in their composition: an estrogen and a progestin. For this reason, this type of contraceptive is also known as combined oral contraceptives.
It is important for the woman to know that this contraceptive requires a medical prescription, since, in addition, the physician must evaluate if there is any contraindication for its administration.
On the other hand, oral hormonal contraceptives do not protect against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). For this, the woman must use a barrier contraceptive method such as a condom.