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I wanted to answer your question about the pill. I copied this off a website. Here it is:
There are two types of oral contraceptives: combination pills (containing estrogen and progestin) and progestin-only pills. Estrogen and progestin are hormones made in the ovaries.
Both pills are intended to prevent pregnancy, but they work in different ways:
Combination pills prevent a woman's ovaries from releasing eggs. (ovulation)
Progestin pills can also prevent ovulation, but they usually work by thickening cervical mucus. This prevents sperm from joining with an egg.
Combination pills also thicken cervical mucus, and both types of pill may also prevent fertilized eggs from implanting in the uterus (womb).