Things You Didn’t Know About the Birth Control Pill

Did you know that, birth control pill launched on the market in the 1950s, had the initial purpose to treat menstrual disorders? Menstrual disorders, those troublesome symptoms faced by millions of women: abdominal pain, increased menstrual flow, menstrual cycle of variable duration, menstrual periods that take too long. Let’s find out some things you didn’t know about the birth control pill.

At that time, the contraceptive effect was only a side effect. But in just two years, half a million women were already using them exclusively for the contraceptive effect. The following year, the first pills specifically created for the contraceptive effect were approved by the competent authorities. Since then, the birth control pill has been continuously perfected, and today it is one of the safest and most effective ways to avoid pregnancy.

For sexually active women who put safety first, and choose to take a decision with their partner about the best time for a pregnancy, contraceptive pills are one of the safest modern methods of contraception. Their maximum efficiency is 99.7%, ensured only by a proper use.

Studies have shown that contraceptive pills prevent the risk of extrauterine pregnancy and the occurrence of pelvic inflammatory diseases. Birth control pills contain both progesterone and oestrogen derivatives.

Also, women who used contraceptive pills for 10 years during their lifetime have a 80% lower risk of endometrial cancer (uterine mucosal cancer). “The effect is maintained even 20 years after discontinuation of administration,” the specialist added. The same is true for ovarian cancer, a type of cancer that is often diagnosed too late. This effect occurs after the woman used the pills for more than 3-6 months.