The combined oral contraceptive pill is a contraceptive method that has two main presentations:
- Blister of 21 tablets
- all tablets have active ingredient. The woman must take a week's break without taking any pills between one blister and the next.
- Blister of 28 tablets
- they have 21 pills with active ingredient and 7 placebo pills (without hormones) so that the woman can take a hormonal break, but without losing the continuity of taking a daily pill.
In addition, most birth control pill packages simulate a calendar. This makes it easier for women to keep track of their pills and avoid forgetting to take them.
Read the full article on: What is the contraceptive pill? – Efficacy, how to take it and risks ( 62).
By Andrea Rodrigo B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist), Júlia Roig Navarro M.D. (gynecologist), Sergio Rogel Cayetano M.D. (gynecologist) and Silvia Azaña Gutiérrez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist).
Last Update: 04/28/2022