YOUTH CORNER

How are contraceptive pills used?

Take one pill every day. It makes monthly bleeding lighter and regular. The use of contraceptive pills can reduce menstrual pains.

When first taking them, you may experience headaches and nausea. Taking contraceptive pills does not lead to infertility or birth defects. If the use of the pills is stopped, one may become pregnant with no delay.

If two or more consecutive days are missed, you should immediately take a pill and contact a health worker.

Contraceptive pills are available in pharmacies, clinics, youth centres or through community health workers.