Can men take birth control pills?
There are currently no contraceptive pills suitable for men to take for two reasons:
Firstly, it is related to gonadal function. Normal testicles produce millions of sperm every day, each dreaming of entering the female reproductive tract, and women only produce one egg per month. Compared to eliminating millions of bouncing sperm, inhibiting ovulation is as simple as playing with children.
Testosterone is the main driving force for controlling sperm production, but it is also responsible for male libido, erection, and sperm entry into the female reproductive tract., Any method that interrupts testosterone secretion and spermatogenesis at the same time will inevitably lead to the decline of male sexual activity. Since this couple can no longer have sex, is contraception also useful?
Secondly, assuming that men have invented methods that are equally effective as female contraceptives. If you get pregnant due to contraceptive failure, it's not a man, but a woman because she doesn't want to get pregnant. In fact, in reality, female birth control pills do not achieve 1000% effectiveness, and no one can guarantee that male birth control pills are absolutely effective., Taking medication is very strict., Side effects may have painful consequences. If you need to take medication for a long time, forgetting or skipping to take it can still lead to pregnancy.
2. Side effects of taking contraceptive pills
2.1. Vaginal bleeding. Many women may experience continuous dripping bleeding or breakthrough bleeding during medication use. This is related to missed or delayed use of contraceptives, or insufficient effectiveness of contraceptives.
2.2. Insufficient or amenorrhea. Contraceptive pills can lead to underdeveloped endometrium and insufficient secretion of glands, resulting in abnormal growth and thinning of the endometrium, leading to a decrease in menstrual flow. Some women excessively suppress contraceptive pills and do not retreat from bleeding after discontinuing the medication, resulting in amenorrhea.
2.3. Weight gain. Some women may gain weight after taking birth control pills., This is because certain components in birth control pills can lead to weight gain. Especially in the first three months of taking oral contraceptives, the increase of estrogen level led to water and sodium retention, so the weight increased in the second half of menstruation; Progesterone promotes anabolism and leads to weight gain.
2.4. The face is dark and gloomy. After taking contraceptive pills., Some women also have a dark complexion., This is pigmentation caused by estrogen.
When do I take effective birth control pills?
3.1. Short acting contraceptive pills
The main components are progesterone and estrogen. Inhibiting ovulation, hindering normal growth of the endometrium, altering the properties of cervical mucus, and altering the normal peristalsis of the fallopian tubes. It is applicable to women without basic diseases or diabetes. Starting from the day of menstruation, take one tablet every night for 22 consecutive days, which can provide contraception for one month.