What is the pill?

The pill is a hormonal method of birth control.

Who uses the pill?

People who know they can remember to take a pill every day and who aren’t worried about someone finding their pills.

How do I use the pill?

The pill is taken daily and is started on the first Sunday after you start your period.  Take one pill at the same time each day until you finish the pack of pills.  After you finish the entire pack, start a new pack on the next day.

Where do I get the pill?

You can get the pill by visiting your local family planning clinic.

How effective is the pill?

The pill is 95 to 99% effective.

Does the pill protect against STDs?

The pill does not protect against STDs. For protection against STDs, you should use a condom as well as the pill.


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