Birth control pills
Another method is taking birth control pills. It’s required that these are taken every day and they come in both prescription and non-prescription forms. For this method, consistency is essential. Some form of these pills is available in most major pharmacies.
What Birth Control Pills are Available?
There are several available brands and pills in the Philippines. Like most medicine, it’s important to know that the active ingredient is what makes these pills work.
All these pills contain ethinylestradiol with different accompanying drugs. Brands Protec, and Lady (from Trust) have levonorgestrel. Cybelle and Diane-35 have cyproterone acetate. Brands Lia, Lizelle, Yaz, and Yasmin have drospirenone.
If you’re researching possible side effects of taking these medicines, these brands are interchangeable and that will make it easier for you to make better-informed choices.
Why Take Birth Control Pills?
As mentioned above, pills could be the ideal form of birth control considering its effects can wear off anytime instead of having fixed windows of effectivity. This controlled frame of effectivity makes it ideal for people who don’t want to commit to months, years, or even decades of not being pregnant.
On top of that, pills are one of the more affordable options that are easily accessible. You’ll have to stay consistent with the pills for them to work. There are even resources online like Dima that carry these pills under FDA approval.