The birth control pill is a safe, simple, and convenient way to prevent pregnancy. If you’re always taking the post pill, you may just want to go ahead and talk to your gynecologist about being on the pill because it is a much safer option. It might take a while to get the perfect fit for your birth control pills because some make you bloat and give some side effects but trust me, if you’re patient enough, you’ll get the perfect fit. Here are some benefits of using birth control.
1. You bleed on your own terms
For almost every lady, having your period is inevitable but when on the pill, you get to control it. You can induce your bleeding so you can be free at certain points of the month. If you have a big vacation or other event coming up during the week, skip the placebo pills. Instead, start a new pack. It’s pretty simple.
2. It can relieve symptoms of PMS
PMS is a very common condition that affects a woman’s emotions, physical health, and behaviour during certain days of the menstrual cycle, generally just before her menses. Hormonal birth control is also a potential treatment for PMS.
3. Makes periods less painful
Hormonal birth control prevents ovulation. When you don’t ovulate, your uterus doesn’t experience the painful contractions that cause cramps during ovulation. If you have painful periods, hormonal birth control may also provide some relief for pain during menstruation.
4. It decreases acne and excessive body hair growth
Pills with decreased androgenic activity help decrease the level of androgens in our system, which tends to improve both acne and abnormal hair growth but not all birth control pills do this. If you want to treat hormonal acne without birth control, there are plenty of other ways as well that you might consider.
5. It helps manage PCOS
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that’s diagnosed for women with irregular menstrual cycles, a lack of menstrual cycles, or signs of excess male hormones. PCOS is not something birth control can necessarily treat, but birth control methods can help to manage some of the possible complications. One complication of PCOS is not knowing when or how heavy your period will be. Additionally, if you don’t bleed for a prolonged period of time, an abnormal growth of cells that line the uterus can develop, leading to uterine cancer. Taking methods that help regulate your bleeding is very important for women with PCOS. (Source: nationalcoalitionforsexualhealth.org)
6. It can reduce the risk of anaemia
Some women experience very heavy bleeding during their periods. This can increase the risk of anaemia. People with anaemia don’t have enough red blood cells to carry oxygen around their body, which can cause weakness and fatigue.
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