Birth control pills are very effective method of preventing unwanted pregnancies. These pills contain either progesterone or a combination of oestrogen and progesterone. Not only do they prevent pregnancy, but also certain conditions such as ovarian cancer, cancer of endometrium, besides reducing cramps during the menstrual cycle.
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Most women do not report any side effects or health complications after using the birth control pills but there are some who are prone to certain problems. Some of the side-effects reported due to these pills are:
You need to discuss with your doctor about the health complications possible after taking birth control pills. Although most over-the-counter pills are safe, it would be advisable for you to take the advice of your health care provider before starting the pill. You do have to decide between the progesterone only pill or the combination pill, and your doctor should recommend one of these along with providing information on the kind of side-effects possible.
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