Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Can Birth Control Pills Be Dangerous?

Sep. 22, 2015

Dear Cathy:

I am 19 years old and have been a virgin up until now. Many of my friends already have a baby and others are on birth control. Can birth control pills be dangerous? Going On the Pill, Pennsylvania

Dear Going on The Pill:

Some 30 years ago, birth control pills were the be-all and end-all of the sexual revolution so women explored their sexuality, perhaps for the first time in history.

However, eventually the pill lost its luster when many women found out it contributed to breast cancer, embolisms and stroke, which made women think twice about getting on the pill.

Today, birth control pills side effects are weight gain, mood swings and breast tenderness.  They have newer lower dosage birth control pills, which maintains high popularity, despite their continued serious health risks for women. 

However, I would not advocate that any woman use the pill.  Sure they are effective at preventing unwanted pregnancies, but the risks far outweighs the benefits. Also don't forget, however, that many women have gotten pregnant, while they were using the pill.

Birth control pills are a two billion dollar industry today. Many women are also ending up on these pills because of painful cramping and irregular periods, and many pills just compound this problem.

Basically eating a good organic diet, free of processed foods, and living a natural and holistic lifestyle will alleviate a lot of issues dealing with painful and irregular periods.

Birth control pills work by keeping estrogen at a sufficiently high level that they fool the body into thinking it is pregnant, therefore, another pregnancy cannot occur. 

Again taking birth control pills can be extremely dangerous so just be aware of what you might encounter if you still want to go on the pill.

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