How to Take Birth Control if Changing Time Zones
If you have a long-haul trip on the horizon that involves changing time zones, you're likely making some kind of preparation for that trip. But if you take hormonal birth control, you should add that to your pre-travel planning checklist—not just remembering to bring it, but figuring out how to take it when you're about to go to a totally different time zone.
Taking your pill at roughly the same time every day ensures that your body is consistently getting the correct amount of hormones to prevent pregnancy. “When the concentration or amount of hormonal birth control in a person's blood circulation decreases, it loses control over the brain's communication to the ovaries. This loss of control translates to a loss of contraception," says Rachel B. Danis.
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