During the last few decades, many contraceptive methods and medications have been developed. Some of these methods and medications are steroidal in nature (pills) whereas others are mechanical. Today, pharmaceutics offer different contraceptive products, from which people may select. Ideally, contraceptives should give the maximum contraceptive outcomes as well as a minimum of side effects. Although the current contraceptive pills have been found to be significantly effective in producing contraception, the question is â€œare they reallyÂ safe?" Many investigations have shown that women using steroidal contraceptive pills have had serious side effects such as: clots in the legs and lungs, breast lumps, depression, headache, nausea, vomiting.