Yasmin Contraceptive Pill

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Yasmin is a brand of combined contraceptive pill that is manufactured by Bayer. It contains two hormones ethinylestradiol and drospirenone, which are derivatives of oestrogen and progestogen. Together, these two hormones are effective at preventing pregnancy because they can control the menstrual cycle.

This contraceptive pill is a monophasic pill so every pill contains the same amount of hormones within it. There is 0.03milligrams of ethinylestradiol, which is the oestrogen derivative and 3 milligrams of drospirenone, which is the progestogen derivative. These hormones prevent pregnancy by stopping an egg from being released, thickening the mucous fluid and thinning the uterus wall.

The pill is a 21-day pill so each pack contains this amount of pills. There is one strip per cycle so you take one pill every day at the same time until you have finished the strip. When you have done so, you then take a seven-day pill free break so that your body can have a withdrawal bleed. You then start a new strip on the eighth pill free day and the cycle repeats. It is important that you use the pill correctly otherwise you will not be fully protected from pregnancy.

Yasmin is a very effective method of contraception. It is very reliable when used correctly but can easily be reversed so if you want to have a baby, all you need to do is stop taking it. It also does not interfere with sex so it is very discrete. It can also help relieve pre-menstrual symptoms and make your period shorter and more regular. It can be used to regulate periods because you know when you are going to have a withdrawal bleed. However, it will not protect you from sexually transmitted infections so you need to use a condom, as a condom is the only method of contraception that will do so.

All the pills in Yasmin contain the same amount of active hormones. They also contain a number of inactive ingredients such as maize starch, magnesium stearate, hypromellulose, povidone, lactose monohydrate and macrogol 6000.

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