Contraceptive Pill Side Effects
While all contraceptive pills contain synthetic versions of female hormones (estrogen and progesterone) not all pills contain the same level, or the same combination, of these hormones.
Most contraceptive pills fit into one of two categories:
- Combined Pill: These contain both a form of estrogen and a form of progestin (man-made form of progesterone)
- Mini Pill: These contain a form of progestin only (man-made form of progesterone)
Generally, they both come with the same list of common side effects:
It’s a bit of give-and-take
Remember, you are using synthetic (aka fake) hormones to change the way your reproductive system functions every month.
If you have side effects that become extremely unmanageable and you suspect that something is not "normal", you need to speak to your practitioner.