Have you been thinking about birth control pills? When we first started taking birth control pills, we did a lot of research on them.
Over eighty percent of women that were born after the year 1945 have used the pill at some time during their life. The pill not only stops pregnancy, but it also has power over the menstruation.
Below, I would like to give you 9 pros and 9 cons of birth control pills. First, I would like to give you the bad news, then deliver the good news.
It could cause events such as a stroke, blood clots and heart attacks. This is a risk that we take when we take birth control pills.
It can slightly increase the risk of getting breast cancer.
This one may be rare, but it can cause hepatic cancer and noncancerous tumors to form.
Birth control pills could increase the serum lipids (elevate your cholesterol).
If you smoke cigarettes and are over the age of thirty five, then the chances of a thromboembolic event will increase.
Taking the birth control pill could cause liver, kidney or adrenal dysfunction.
Other forms of estrogen dependent cancer could form.
In no way, shape or form am I trying to scare you away from birth control pills. I have been taking birth control pills for 4 years now and am perfectly healthy.
However, there are some women out there that have experienced side effects from these pills. I am not trying to discourage you away from them,
I am just giving you the truth. In fact, there are many other side effect that could come about from birth control. Ask your doctor for a list of side effects…
Effective birth control. Studies have shown that this form of birth control is ninety nine percent effective.
Many women use birth control pills in order to regulate their menstrual cycle. It is great for those that have irregular or heavy periods.
This method of birth control is known for relieving those cramps that come about during menstruation. I had severe cramps each time I had my period and that is when the doctor put my on birth control.
The pill is also known for treating endometriosis.
If you have a problem with ovarian cysts, then taking birth control pills, could prevent the recurrent ovarian cyst.
It is also used in women to treat premenstrual syndrome and premenstrual dysphoric disorder.
Certain forms of birth control are known for helping clear up acne. I suffered from acne for about a year, then when I started taking birth control, it cleared up in two months. I was actually amazed at this. I had heard rumors of this, but I didn’t believe it was actually true.
It can decrease the risk of endometrial cancer and ovarian cancer. It all depends on the type of birth control pill you use.
Some other side effects include breast tenderness, nausea, vomiting, spotting and difficulty remembering to take the pill each day.
Looks like the pros are to outweigh the cons as the cons are only a small percentage of happening.
Do you use birth control? If not, why don’t you (do you just rely on the emergency contraceptives)? I am just curious to know.
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