The pill is one of the most effective contraceptives apart from sterilization. But this can only be true when it is taken correctly. So you must follow your doctor’s instructions and take the tablets exactly as instructed.
The combined contraceptive pill protects you against getting pregnant in 3 ways:
- No egg is released to be fertilised by sperm.
- The fluid in the neck of your womb thickens so it is more difficult for sperm to enter it.
- The lining of your womb does not thicken enough for an egg to grow in it.