Yasmin Oral Contraceptive Pill for birth control contains synthetic versions of the naturally occurring female sex hormones, oestrogen, and progesterone which is used to prevent the eggs to be fertilized in the ovary and, hence, prevent pregnancy. Please read below for product details and warnings.
Yasmin tablets are a type of hormonal contraception commonly known as ‘the pill’ or combined oral contraceptive pill. Yasmin tablets contain two active ingredients, ethinylestradiol and drospirenone. These are synthetic versions of the naturally occurring female sex hormones, oestrogen and progesterone. Ethinylestradiol is a synthetic version of oestrogen and drospirenone is a synthetic form of progesterone.
Combined oral contraceptives like Yasmin work by over-riding the normal menstrual cycle. In a woman’s normal menstrual cycle, levels of the sex hormones change throughout each month. The hormones cause an egg to be released from the ovaries (ovulation) and prepare the lining of the womb for a possible pregnancy. At the end of each cycle, if the egg has not been fertilized the levels of the hormones fall, causing the womb lining to be shed as a monthly period.
The daily dose of hormones taken in the pill work mainly by tricking your body into thinking that ovulation has already happened. This prevents an egg from ripening and being released from the ovaries each month.
The hormones also increase the thickness of the natural mucus at the neck of the womb, which makes it more difficult for sperm to cross from the vagina into the womb and reach an egg. They also change the quality of the womb lining (endometrium), making it less likely that a fertilized egg can implant there.
Size: 6 x 21 tablets