¿Qué son las píldoras anticonceptivas? | Planned Parenthood Video

Las píldoras son un tipo de medicamento que las mujeres pueden tomar diariamente para prevenir embarazos. También se las llama la píldora o anticonceptivo oral. Las píldoras anticonceptivas están compuestas por hormonas. Las hormonas controlan la manera en que funcionan las diferentes partes de nuestro cuerpo. Las hormonas que contiene la píldora impiden la liberación de óvulos de los ovarios, es decir, impiden la ovulación. No puede haber embarazos si no existe un óvulo que se una con un espermatozoide. Las hormonas de la píldora también previenen el embarazo al engrosar la mucosa cervical. La mucosa bloquea el esperma e impide que los espermatozoides fecunden los óvulos. Para más información, visita: http://www.plannedparenthood.org/esp/temas-de-salud/anticoncepcion/pildora-anticonceptiva-4228.htm Transcripción: La píldora anticonceptiva es super simple y segura: tomar una pequeña píldora todos los días y listo - estás protegida de un embarazo. Pero para recordar su toma cada día utiliza una alarma o aplicación. La píldora no previene el contagio de ITS, así que utiliza condones junto con la píldora para protegerte de ambos: embarazo y ITS. Como cualquier otra medicación, la píldora puede causar posibles efectos secundarios, pero generalmente se van luego de los primeros meses de uso. También tiene otros beneficios. Puede ayudar con el acné, aliviar retortijones, y hacer que tus periodos sean más ligeros y regulares. ¿Quieres conseguir la píldora? Tu centro de salud de Planned Parenthood más cercano puede ayudarte a conseguirla.more

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