Choice Of Contraception?

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, I want to ask, I didn’t use the last injection of birth control, I finished the injection in October 2017, now I want to change my birth control pill, but I asked the pharmacist if you want to change it, I have to wait for my period first, but since I left the birth control I have never had an injection. my period, so how about it, did I take the kb z pill, sir, I’m waiting for my period, while I haven’t had my period for 3 months, thank you, I’m waiting for the answer,

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Hello sitirohimah, thanks for the question for HealthReplies.com

3-monthly injectable contraceptives are contraceptives that contain the hormone progesterone which is slowly released from injections into the muscles. This KB can indeed cause a woman to not get a menstrual cycle while she is in the KB injection period for several months afterward, so that menstruation cannot be used as a benchmark for taking birth control pills after the KB injection is complete.

To change the injectable birth control to the birth control pill, you can start taking the birth control pill at any time during your last family planning period until the day you are scheduled for your next birth control injection. It's best not to start taking birth control pills past the scheduled day for your next birth control injection. For example, if you take a family planning injection in October, it means that your next injection schedule is in January. You can start taking birth control pills before your scheduled injection in January or start taking them as early as January.

If you have missed your next scheduled injection, you can start taking birth control pills at any time, but you must use another method of contraception, such as condoms for 7 days, to prevent pregnancy.

There are various types of birth control pills, but in general they can be divided into 2, namely birth control pills that contain a combination of the hormones estrogen and progesterone and birth control pills that only contain the hormone progesterone (or called mini pills). Combination birth control pills consist of 28 pills or only 21 pills. Each type of birth control pill has its own advantages and disadvantages:

Combination birth control pills

Pros: usually more regular menstruation, reduce menstrual pain, reduce the risk of ovarian and uterine cancer, some types of combined birth control pills can reduce acne Disadvantages: bleeding or spotting outside the menstrual cycle, breast pain, increased blood pressure, headaches, nausea, bloating, mood disorders Should not be used in conditions: women who are breastfeeding, women who suffer from heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, breast cancer, migraines, obesity, and women who smoke

mini pills

Pros: can be consumed by women who are breastfeeding and have certain diseases (who should not take combination birth control pills) Disadvantages: changes in the menstrual cycle (frequent cessation of menstrual cycles), headaches, breast tenderness, mood changes, acne, loss of libido, increased weight

In taking birth control pills, you must take birth control pills every day at approximately the same time. If one pack of 28 pills has been used up, you should immediately take the next pack of birth control pills. In the 21-pill birth control pill, you need to give a 7-day break before taking the next pack of birth control pills.

You need to know that all hormonal contraceptive methods (injectable 1 month, 3 months, implants, birth control pills) can interfere with the menstrual cycle, but usually contraceptives containing combined hormones (injectable 1 month and combined birth control pills) are less likely to cause symptoms. side effects on menstruation.

You should discuss again with your midwife or obstetrician about changing this method of contraception and you can also first read the article on how to choose a contraceptive method.

That's all the information from me, I hope it's enough to answer

dr. Irna Cecilia

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