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13 Surprisingly Good Benefits of Going on Birth Control

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Many people experience negative side effects when using contraceptives. Some of the cons of taking birth control pills include mood swings, headaches, nausea, and loss of libido. With the right contraceptive, you might find birth control is more beneficial than you ever could have imagined. Here are just some of the pros of birth control pills, rings, and patches.

Fewer Periods

There are many different kinds of vaginal rings, skin patches, progestin-only pills, and birth control pills that reduce periods. For example, if you take Amethia, you’ll only have a period every three months.

Less Painful Periods

Period cramps decrease your productivity and leave you feeling drained before the day is even close to being over. However, you can choose birth control for severe cramps. For example, Tri-Previfem makes your period lighter and less painful.

Less Risk of Anemia

When you bleed less, you’ll have a lower chance of anemia, which can cause fatigue, lightheadedness, weakness, and shortness of breath. If you’ve struggled with anemia in the past, going on birth control is a great way to reduce your chance of complications.

Cancer Protection

Ovarian cancer and endometrial cancer killed an estimated 15,280 women and 7,400 women in 2007, respectively. However, research suggests that women who take birth control may have a lower chance of developing these cancers. While Nurx is a safe, affordable, and easy way to get birth control no matter where you live, our service is not a replacement for a pap smear, so don’t skip your next appointment.

Less Acne

Your body produces a large amount of testosterone right before menstruation, causing your skin to become more oily. If you take a birth control contraceptive, this stops the production of androgens, lowering the chances of your next whitehead. Through Nurx, you can skip the dermatologist appointment and get help from a licensed professional from the comfort of your couch.

Fewer Breast Changes

Fibrocystic breast changes are when you develop small lumps in your breasts. When you’re on birth control, you’ll have less fluctuation in hormones, which might prevent these changes. If you do develop lumps in your breasts, don’t just assume it’s this benign condition — schedule a mammogram to check for cancer.

Lower Chance of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)

PID is a serious infection of a woman’s reproductive organs. When you go on a birth control pill, it can sometimes protect against PID (though you still need to practice safe sex). However, it’s comforting to know that if you start on birth control through Nurx, you’ll have a little extra protection.

Reduced Symptoms of Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a condition where the lining of your uterus grows uncontrollably outside the uterus. Because birth control pills, rings, and patches cause you to have lighter, shorter periods, endometrial tissue outside the uterus will also bleed less, reducing pain.

Lower Risk of Ovarian Cysts

Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs that form on one or both of your ovaries. Birth control can help stop the formation of new cysts by preventing you from ovulating as much. Some of the best birth controls for cysts are the kinds that only allow you to ovulate a few times a year.

Reduction of Migraines

Migraines are caused by hormonal changes at the start of your period. When you take birth control pills or utilize a patch or ring, you can skip your period, lessening your chances of having a migraine. There’s no reason to keep suffering migraines when obtaining birth control is as easy as logging into Nurx, talking confidentially with a licensed physician, and receiving your shipment of birth control from our partner pharmacies.

Reduction of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) Symptoms

Common PMS symptoms include bloating, headaches, and abdominal pain. It’s even worse if you suffer from PMDD, a severe form of PMS that also involves psychological and emotional symptoms. As of right now, there’s only one pill approved to treat PMDD — Yaz. This pill also has a number of generic versions. When you contact Nurx, we can help you find the right brand that won’t break your budget.

Fewer Interruptions

Things are starting to get heated with your partner, and you’re ready to take the next step, when… you have to pause for a condom. It’s a mood killer for sure. When you’re on birth control, you don’t have to worry about any of this. Please keep in mind that birth control does not prevent transmission of STDs or HIV.

Increased Freedom

Have you ever planned a vacation or another event around your period? When you’re on birth control, you won’t have to worry as much about this, as you’ll be having your period less. Using a service like Nurx to get your birth control prescription lets you be proactive about your health, even if you live in a remote location.

As you can see, there are plenty of benefits of birth control pills other than preventing pregnancy. We know that obtaining birth control is not always as easy as it should be, which is why we’ve partnered with doctors to provide you with the health care access you need, regardless of where you live. Try Nurx today for discrete and fast women’s health care service.


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