4 Weird Things That Can Happen When You Start Taking Birth Control Pills:

The fact that we have birth control pills available to us today is thanks to years of long legal battles and demands from all the ladies before us. They fought for our right to take the pill, and then looked out for our safety once it was made legal. (How awesome were they?) What I’m saying is, don’t take your birth control pills for granted. But I also know that for all the good it does, there are also a long list of pesky side effects that are enough to make you curse the day the pill was ever made.

And yet so many of us take it anyway, because the benefits usually far outweigh the negatives. Oral contraceptives can help rein in a crazy period, stop menstrual migraines, ease endometriosis, help with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), and even lower the risk of some cancers.Of course, it also helps prevent pregnancy. And it’s really darn good at it, too.

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