How Does The Pill Work?

Published on November 28, 2016

We use birth control pills to treat a gamut of conditions including polycystic ovaries, acne, irregular menstrual cycles and excessive hair growth. But have you ever wondered how the pill works? Have you ever wondered how this tiny mass that you swallow re-calibrates your body to solve these niggling problems?

This process switches off the ovaries, preventing ovulation (the release of the egg from the ovary). The pill also prevents the production of fertile cervical fluid (essential for sperm to reach the egg).

Take a look at this article to find out how it works.

FEMM’s physicians lay out specific tests to help you get to the bottom of your acne, weight gain, anxiety, facial hair, painful periods, PMS and more.

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