The pill is a hormonal method of birth control that you take orally every day. It stops ovulation, preventing the sperm from fertilizing the egg because no egg is there to be fertilized. To be effective, the pill must be taken around the same time every day without missing any days. There are various types of the pill including progesterone-only pills for women who are breastfeeding and the most common type, which include estrogen and progesterone. Besides preventing pregnancy, the pill has also been shown to provide health benefits such as preventing acne, cysts, PMS, and difficult periods.