Extra Health Benefits Of Taking The Pill

Women taking the pill to prevent pregnancies may also be getting extra health benefits, according to the FDA. In fact, many women taking an oral contraceptive pill are doing so for reasons other than prevention of pregnancy.

Taking the pill can lower your risk of endometrial and ovarian cancers. Even taking the pill for just one to five years can lower your risk by 40 percent. When you are on an oral contraceptive, ovulation is decreased, and it is thought that ovulation may trigger cell change in the ovaries that can lead to cancer. So less ovulation may be a very good thing.

The estrogen in oral contraceptives helps clear up acne.

Taking the pill will help regulate periods (you can 'schedule' when you want to have a period according to your convenience), and make them lighter and shorter. And, yea!.....cramps are usually banished with the pill as well!

Oral contraceptives are also believed to help relieve many symptons of PMS. Different pills will alleviate different symptons, so you may have to try several before you find the one that gives your particular symptons the most relief.

Endometriosis, a condition in which uterine-lining tissue grows in other pelvic areas, can lead to scarring, severe pain, and sometimes infertility. The Pill stops the growth of tissue in other areas by reducing the hormones that cause the lining to build up.

The pill can also bring relief to women that suffer from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), which is a hormonal disorder that triggers irregular cycles, excessive hair growth, and acne.

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