Quitarse la pastilla: cambios físicos, ventajas y desventajas, alternativas

Removing the pill: physical changes, advantages and disadvantages, alternatives

Removing the pill: physical changes, advantages and disadvantages, alternatives

Stopping the pill: what happens in the body?

Stopping the number one birth control pill, whether it’s for family planning or switching to non-hormonal birth control, can be quite annoying for your body. Read here what the pill does to your body and what happens when this supply of artificial hormones is removed:



This is how the pill works

As long as you take the pill, you are canceling your natural cycle. The artificial supply of hormones (estrogens and gestagens) tells your body that you are already pregnant. You do not ovulate, the cervical or cervical mucus thickens and is impermeable to sperm, so you cannot get pregnant.

Did you stop taking the pill? Happens:

What happens if you stop taking the pill? Once you have stopped taking the pill, your body will gradually restore its normal cycle. As a result, small vesicles grow on the ovaries, each of which releases an egg when you ovulate. If this migrates to the uterus and becomes fertilized, you get pregnant.