10 Things Women Need To Know About The Pill

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Taking the pill is a new adventure most modern women are opting for to prevent pregnancy. But, did you know there are alarming things about the pill that isn't safe for your uterus and for one's overall health.

Though the oral contraceptives or birth control pills are the most prescribed medicine for preventing pregnancy, it is on the other the most harmful drug for most women who suffer from common ailments.

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The pill contain estrogen and progestin, substances that act like natural hormones in the body. These substances together prevent the ovary from releasing the egg each month.

When taken correctly oral contraceptive pills are one of the most effective birth control method as the chance of getting pregnant is just 1 %. But, together with this there are several other problems that come along.( HERE ARE SOME TYPES OF PILLS YOU CAN OPT FOR)

Here is the list of thing every woman should know about the pill, whether your on it or not.

Consultation First

Taking birth control pills is medication. It is important to consult a doctor first before you begin to pop in a pill.

Suffering From Ailments

If you are past 35 years old, suffering with diabetes or obesity it is better to consult a doctor before you consume birth control pills.

Oral Pills & Protection

One of the things women need to know about the pill is that it only helps you from not getting pregnant. Oral pills do not prevent sexually transmitted diseases.

Migraine

Those who are suffering from migraine and sinus headaches should not pop in a birth control pill. If need be, you should consult a gynaecologist.

New Mothers

New mothers who have given birth in less than 6 months and are breast-feeding their children should not consume pills. They are harmful for the baby as well as your health.

Spotting Surprises

First time users to the birth control pill or the regular pill will experience slight blood spotting in between cycles. This is nothing to worry about as it is normal.

Fatty Issues

One of the most important things women need to know about the pill is that it doesn't make you fat. Though birth control pills have side effects, obesity is not one of them.

Defects

There are a lot of people who blame birth control pills for the defect in their child. You should know that these pills have no effect on the child's health.

Breast Cancer?

Most women believe that the main reason for the onset of breast cancer is the pills they pop in. But, let us tell you, birth pills have nothing to do with cancer in any way.

Clotting

If you have a history of blood clotting in the family, it is advisable not to consume any pill related to birth control.

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Story first published: Monday, September 21, 2015, 19:32 [IST]
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