Taken once daily, the pill is definitely the most widely recognizable form of birth control. When taken on time every day, the hormones in the pills stop ovulation and can help make periods lighter and more regular. There are lots of different types of pills. And it’s pretty common to try different ones until you find one that works for your body.
There are lots of birth control pills, but most contain estrogen (a type of hormone). For the majority of people, this isn’t a problem. But for some, taking estrogen can increase health risks. Enter the mini-pill! It’s a progestin (another type of hormone) only pill that is taken at the exact same time every day.