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Your Brief Guide to Birth Control Pills

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There are a lot of birth control methods available to those who don't want to have a child at this point. Each method comes with its own set of benefits, but many find birth control pills to be the right choice. Also, when a woman takes birth control pills, they can help with certain health-related issues the woman may be dealing with. Here are some of the positive things birth control pills can do for someone:

1. Greatly reduce the chances of pregnancy

When someone is taking birth control pills correctly, their chances of becoming pregnant are significantly decreased. In fact, taking the pill can reduce your chances of becoming pregnant by 99%. Along with knowing that you are protected against pregnancy will come peace of mind. This peace of mind will help you to feel better about being intimate with your partner because you can relax without worry. Also, the fact that you know you are being safe regarding pregnancy can help improve the state of your relationship. 

2. Help make menstruation easier

A lot of the issues that some women struggle with when it comes to menstruation can also become better after taking the pill. If you have an irregular cycle, then you know how frustrating it can be to get caught off-guard by your period when you aren't prepared for it. The pill can help make your period regular, so you can plan for it each month. Also, if you suffer from bad cramps and a heavy flow, then you'll be glad to know these things can also be decreased with the pill. Many women even find that birth control pills help with PMS symptoms such as mood swings, bloating, and acne. 

The fact that birth control pills can help with so many problems is why a lot of women take the pills even when they haven't been and have no plans of being sexually active. However, if they do decide to be sexually active, they will already be on the pill, so they won't be risking pregnancy or have to worry about going to the doctor first. 

3. Have a better chance of conceiving when you're ready

Some forms of birth control will continue preventing pregnancy for a while after you stop using them. However, birth control pills allow you to conceive shortly after you stop taking them. How soon you can conceive will depend on where you are concerning your cycle.