How Does Ovysmen Prevent Pregnancy?

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Most combined contraceptive pills have three mechanisms to prevent pregnancy and Ovysmen is no different. It is these mechanisms that make the pill so effective because if one fails, there are two other ways to protect you from pregnancy.

The best way to prevent pregnancy is to stop an egg from being released in the ovaries. If there is no egg released, there is nothing for the sperm to fertilise and you will not become pregnant. During an average cycle, levels of oestrogen and progestogen fluctuate to stimulate release of the egg from the ovary and prepare the uterus for pregnancy. The pill supplies a constant level of hormones to make the body think that it has already ovulated. Therefore, no egg will actually be released and there is not much chance of you falling pregnant.

Another way to reduce the chance of pregnancy is stop the sperm from reaching the egg. There is a mucous lining that surrounds the neck of the womb and keeps the area healthy. The pill acts upon this mucous fluid and makes it a lot thicker. It forms a viscous fluid that acts as a barrier against the sperm. The sperm find it very difficult to swim through and the number of sperm that do manage to traverse the womb is greatly reduced.

The final way to prevent pregnancy is to stop a fertilised egg. In the rare event that an egg is released and the sperm do manage to swim through the fluid to fertilise an egg, the pill can still stop pregnancy. A fertilised egg must attach to the uterus lining in order for it to grow. During ovulation, the uterus lining becomes a lot thicker in order to help this process along. The pill however thins this uterus lining making it much more difficult for the egg to implant and become a successful pregnancy.

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