(see also Questions and Answers)
Combined oral contraceptives:
- Do not build up in a woman’s body. Women do not need a “rest” from taking COCs.
- Must be taken every day, whether or not a woman has sex that day.
- Do not make women infertile after they stop taking COCs.
- Do not cause birth defects or multiple births.
- Do not change women’s sexual behavior.
- Do not collect in the stomach. Instead, the pill dissolves each day.
- Do not disrupt an existing pregnancy.