Before you read this, please note that whenever I say “pill” I will be referring to: the birth control or contraceptive pill, the implant, the ring, patches, and the injection. These are the hormonal contraceptives.
What does it do? It is a form of birth control which is highly effective at stopping you from getting pregnant.
How does it achieve this? The pill introduces synthetic (this means artificially created in a lab) forms oestrogen and progesterone, the two main hormones responsible for your menstrual health. This shuts down your ovaries’ ability to mature eggs that are released once a month = ovulation. Should a wild egg be allowed to mature, oestrogen has already decreased the success rate of the friendly sperm by changing the cervical mucus. The chances of this happening are rare, but do exist in 0,9% of cases.
In the rare event that a speedy healthy sperm made it through and were to fertilise the egg, the lining of the uterus would lower the chance of it sticking. The excess oestrogen causes a natural progesterone deficiency which stops the lining of the uterus from thickening, which is not a cozy environment for a baby to grow.
So, as you can see, it is all a very well engineered pill and it achieves its goal in a whooping 99% of cases. It is also available in most countries, doctors are ready to prescribe it and patients can take it easily without disturbing their daily routines too much.
So what’s the big deal and why are so many people labelling it as evil? Because it has a long list of secondary effects which are not as well-known as the advantages, and neither society nor the medical professionals have been doing a very good job at telling us about.
If you look it up on medical websites, most will warn you about the less serious side effects of the pill: nausea, weight gain, breast pain and swelling (due to excess oestrogen), spotting mid-cycle, low libido, hair loss and mood changes.
However, they don’t often warn you about the serious ones, such as depression, severe migraines, blood clots, heart or liver diseases, uterus or breast cancer. And not to mention the aftermath of stopping the pill, which can result in unexplained infertility, PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome), aggressive acne and early menopause.
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