Posted: April 14, 2017 Contributor: administrator
10 Reasons Why Real Women Use Birth Control
1. To not get pregnant, duh.
Some women don’t want to have children right now and some don’t want to have children at all; both are perfectly good reasons to take birth control.
2. To clear up skin
Wow, your skin is glowing! One of the best (and most common) side effects of taking birth control is clearer skin. In fact, according to a recent study, 26% of users are taking birth control primarily for this reason.
3. To stop hellish period cramps
If the hot water bottle isn’t cutting it, try taking birth control to stop period cramps. When you are on the pill, your uterus produces fewer prostaglandins (chemicals which result in muscle contractions) and as a result, you will notice an improvement in menstrual cramping.
4. To regulate periods
With most birth control pills, you take three weeks of active pills and one week of inactive pills or placebos. You get your period during the week of placebos. It’s so nice knowing exactly when your period is coming so you stock up on chocolate and tampons. Also, if you want to delay or skip a period, you can skip your placebo pills and start a new pack of active pills.
5. To reduce the risk of ovarian cancer
One of the most commonly noted birth control pill benefits is the reduced risk of ovarian cancer. In fact, women who take the pill between one to five years will cut the chance of developing ovarian cancer by 40%! Additionally, those who take it for 12 years will reduce the risk by 70%. Wow, thanks birth control!
6. To treat endometriosis
For women suffering the pain and discomfort of endometriosis, hormonal birth control can be used to help treat the condition. Essentially, endometriosis occurs when the uterine lining cells grow outside of the uterus and on to other organs. These cells are also shed each month, resulting in pain and a reduction in fertility.
7. To enjoy sex more
Many women use birth control for peace of mind. You can enjoy sex a lot more when you’re not freaking out about getting pregnant. Bonus: there are lots of benefits of having sex.
8. To help regulate hormones
Birth control can help some women regulate hormones, which helps regulate periods and can help with acne and hair growth. For this reason, it’s often prescribed to treat amenorrhea and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).
9. To reduce periods
If you’ve soaked through jumbo tampons and have been concerned about all the blood you were losing on your period, you may have menorrhagia. Menorrhagia is the medical term for abnormally heavy menstrual bleeding and affects about 10% of women. Birth control to the rescue! The pill thins the line of your uterus, which helps lower blood loss during your period.
10. Because it’s your body and you can do what you want!
You don’t need to justify your decision to take birth control, just do what is right for you and your body.
If you’re interested in taking birth control, fill out our free online consultation and chat with one of our physicians to find out which one is right for you.