Birth control is a measure taken against unwanted pregnancy and the most common way is the use of birth control pills which are 99.7% successful. At the same time, there are side effects attached to it. Increasingly teenagers are beginning the use of birth control pills.
Most commonly observed side effects of birth control pills for teens are as follows:
Birth control pills contain two kinds of hormones namely, estrogen and progesterone. Pills with estrogen contain ethinylestradiol but there is a variation in dosage. Some progestins are thought to have androgenic activity while others have anti-androgenic effects. So a dose of estrogen or progesterone determines which kind of side effects the pill will cause. Estrogen content affects menstrual bleeding and high content of it will result in high risk of blood clots. Androgenic progestin increases acne and anti-androgenic progestin on the other hand reduces them.
It is always advisable to consult your doctor before consuming such pills and if you are suffering from any ailment then make sure that the birth control pill does not worsen the situation.
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