Why Birth Control is Actually Bad for your Body

Birth control has been around for some time now. I’ve known people that have taken them personally. I’ve never heard any of them say that they were causing any harm to their health. Birth control is a very popular contraceptive that is used by a lot of women and not all of them take them for birth control. This is not the only thing birth control helps with. It has other beneficial uses in the healthcare industry. Why would people say that birth control is bad for your body?  I’m not sure, maybe they’re just against it. Well, let’s find out.

So why would people claim that birth control is bad for your body? It could be multiple reasons. Are there any birth control side effects? Maybe it’s just bad for certain people, Well let’s find out. First of all, you shouldn’t take the pill if you’ve had any of the following health issues:

  • Blood clots, an inherited blood-clotting disorder, or vein inflammation
  • Breast cancer
  • Heart attack, stroke, angina, or other serious heart problems
  • Migraine headaches with aura (seeing flashing, zigzag lines)
  • Uncontrolled high blood pressure
  • Very bad diabetes or liver disease
  • Smoking and birth control don’t mix

The pill is just like any other medication, it just isn’t for everyone. Possible side effects could occur if you’ve had any of these health issues and are taking the pill. Even Though the pill is very safe, there are some side effects associated with the pill, the following are the most common to occur:

  • Nausea
  • Sore or swollen breast
  • Small amounts of blood, or spotting, between periods
  • Lighter periods
  • Mood changes
  • Headache (mild)
  • Irregular menstruation
  • Decreased libido
  • Weight gain
  • Mood swings
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

The following side effects are less common but more severe and could lead to more severe health issues:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Chest pains
  • Severe headaches
  • Eye problems
  • Swelling or aching in the legs and thighs

These side effects can lead to more serious problems like heart attack, stroke, blood clotting, and liver tumors. So although birth control is extremely safe, it does come with possible complications to your body. Like with any other medication, you still have to take precautions when taking birth control.

Like I mentioned earlier, I have known people that have been on the pill and some that still are to this day. When speaking to them about birth control, it was a little awkward, they all had similar responses. Not one of them said they have ever had any side effects let alone complications. I have known them all for some time now, so I know what they told me was 100 percent true.

In conclusion, I would like to say that yes, birth control is not for everyone. Although it is safe for most women to take, it’s not for everyone. As with any other medication, if the good outweighs the bad then it is up to every person to decide if birth control is beneficial for them or not. Many women have been on it without any major complications. Some women take it to regulate their menstrual cycles. If this is the only reason you’re taking birth control, you have other options. So is birth control actually bad for your body? It can be bad for your body but it happens with most medication. There are normally side effects with any medication. Any women thinking of getting on the pill should get all the information they possibly can and ask all the questions they want. Until they’re ready to decide if the pill is for them or not. Cause it’s not for everyone.



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