Oral Contraceptives



  Oral contraceptive pills are an extremely effective form of birth 

   control. If used perfectly, only 1 out of 1,000 women will become   

   pregnant within a year.  They are available in two types: 


                             1)  combination oral contraceptive pills

                             2)  progestin-only pills



The majority of women take combination oral contraceptive pills (which contain both estrogen and progestin). These are more effective than the progestin-only pills. The progestin pills ("minipills") are helpful for women who are unable to take pills which contain estrogen.  


For additional information regarding oral contraception, please contact SHWC to schedule a consultation with a provider.