New science shows the tiny tablet does way more than just prevent pregnancy - it affects your body and mind in complex ways, both good and bad
The first females to take the birth-control pill - way back in 1960 - were amazed by its life-changing strength (yay, reproductive freedom!). But today's women don't give the ultra-common contraceptive much thought. They should: Turns out, the Pill can affect everything from your bones to your brain to, yes, your sex appeal.
The Pill works by tricking your body (via artificial versions of the female hormones estrogen and progesterone) into thinking it has already ovulated. In other words, your ovaries don't release a monthly egg (sorry, eager-beaver sperm). The process sounds deceptively simple, and it works. But the steady levels of excess hormones floating through your bloodstream are doing much more than pushing the pause button on reproduction.
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I agree don't take lightly the possible side effects - my 20 year old daughter was Rx Yas and within 3 months she was in the UCI due to the blood clot that formed in her legs as a result. No family history of clotting problems yet now at age 24 she has experienced 2 additional blood clots while no longer on the pill and she must remain on warferin for life. How do you tell a 20 year old she must wear pressure stockings from now on??
Wow, Im sorry to hear that :s How old was your wife when that happened? If you dont mind me asking. I take BC and my doctor never told me that statistic.