How Does Ovranette Work?

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Ovranette works like the majority of combined contraceptive pills. It prevents pregnancy by supplying your body with a constant level of hormones, which have various effects on your menstrual cycle. The hormones contained in the pill are derivatives of natural hormones found in your body and the effectiveness of the pill relies on the constant stream of hormones.

The pill can prevent an egg from being released. During a normal cycle, an egg is released by fluctuations in oestrogen and progestogen. Only one egg will be released per month. The high levels of the hormones in the pill can stop the egg from being released by tricking the body into thinking that it has already ovulated. If there is no egg, there is nothing for the sperm to fertilise and you will not get pregnant.

The pill can also thicken the vaginal mucous. This fluid is found in the vagina and around the neck of the womb and it keeps the area healthy. If you thicken this fluid, it becomes more viscous and can act like a barrier against sperm. The sperm have a great distance to cross but this journey is made harder because they find it very difficult to swim through the thickened vaginal mucous.

There is a third mechanism that the pill uses just in case the other two fail. If an egg does get fertilised, it must attach itself to the uterus wall in order to be successful. The egg can only attach if the uterus wall is thick enough and the pill acts on the uterus wall to make it as thin as possible. This decreases the chance of the egg embedding in the uterus wall and it is unlikely that you will fall pregnant whilst using Ovranette.

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