Written by Dr. Sangamithra, MBBS | 

Medically Reviewed by Dr. Ramya Ananthakrishnan, MD Dr. Simi Paknikar on Jul 27, 2020

Advantages of Birth Control Pills / Oral Contraceptive Pills

Besides the convenience of taking the pills once a day, there are many other advantages. The pill has been responsible for a new revolution and has liberated women of our world.

It has given them a new sexual freedom that has both advantages and disadvantages. On the one hand the women is able to have her own say in planning her family but on the other it has also made them more promiscuous.

The pill has a number of advantages to add to its credit.

  • Pills make the periods lighter, regular and more manageable.
  • Pills are easier to use than other contraceptive methods.
  • Pills do not interrupt sex play.
  • Fertility returns in few weeks time after stopping pills.
  • Pills can be used at any age
  • Pills are thought to reduce acne.
  • They are used for Emergency Contraception.
  • Pills lower the woman's risk of developing ovarian cancer, fibroadenoma, anemia, ectopic pregnancy, endometrial cancer, and pelvic inflammatory disease.


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sheena_hines Monday, July 21, 2014

What are the side effects of taking contraceptive pills? Do all women who take this pills face the side effects? Is there any way to avoid this side effects?

yogendra1993 Wednesday, March 26, 2014

i had sex on 3rd day of menstrual cycle. and it did not occur again after 35 day. can i pregnant.

Chinni123 Friday, March 21, 2014

What happens when virgin takes M-pill, not knowing that she is a virgin? Anything serious happens?

vkgtss61 Wednesday, September 4, 2013

my wife mensus was on 5th aug we had sex on 18th how to control birth

aisha786 Friday, August 30, 2013

i am 17 years old. i had sex before 2 months and i takes i-pill after 2 month.can i be pregnent.

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