Every woman should be in control of her body. She should also understand the resources at her disposal. Birth control is one of those resources, and it’s a lot more than, well, birth control. Women must educate themselves on some of the wonderful benefits that contraception has to offer.
My personal favorite is period regulation. Before I was on birth control, I had to guess what days I would menstruate. Often times my period would just show up. Birth control regulates your period so you know exactly when dear Aunt Flow will come for a visit.
Birth control also helps reduce menstrual cramps. Since periods are regulated through birth control, they are lighter and shorter, so there’s less of a strain on your uterus during your time of the month. Women that suffer from heavy periods can also suffer from anemia. Since you have a lighter flow and a shorter cycle when on birth control, you don’t lose as much blood monthly. Our blood is loaded with iron, which is an essential asset when battling anemia – an iron deficiency disorder.
There’s also beauty benefits. By introducing your body to estrogen, your body is more likely to reciprocate with less facial hair and better skin. The testosterone levels in your body are lowered so you’re left with improved womanly features.
Are there any cons? For some women, birth control does cause weight gain and even nausea. But birth control does not affect future fertility. Surprisingly, I’ve been asked this many times. Birth control is a safe option for women that are not ready for pregnancy.
Remember every woman’s body is different. Find the contraceptive that works best for you. You can try various kinds until you find the one that work. Also, keep in mind that birth control does not protect against STD’s, so please use protection.
To learn more about birth control options, go to Planned Parenthood.
Erynn Castellanos is an aspiring radio broadcaster with an opinion on all things love. Currently going through the trials of most twenty somethings, she balances life and relationships and knows what she wants. Her articles on LoveSujeiry.com tie in her personal experiences while exploring the early stages of dating and the single life.
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