Does Birth Control Hurt your body
February 23, 2009 7:16pm CST
I have birth control in, but I know a lot of people who have had medical issues that I wonder if they may be related to birth control! Some are obvious, as in it says it on the package. But, some, like I know a lot who only got cervical cancer after they were put on birth control they didn't have HPV, just cancer. I do wonder what the effect of this stuff is on our bodies. I know we have concerns about having more children than we can handle... but are our bodies paying a price for our control over our lives?
• United States
5 May 09
Birth Control has been around for several decades. There are definitely a lot of rumors and myths surrounding it! No, taking the pill will not give you cervical cancer! Unfortunately, cervical cancer exists, but it isnt from the pill. How many thousands and thousands of women take the pill and never get cancer? It is just a coincidence. There have been studies on the long term effects of birth control. It has been deemed safe by medical studies and the FDA. With all of the recalls that are out there these days, if there was a study that hinted at the pills not being safe, everyone would know about it! Taking birth control definitely affects the body. Many people take birth control for the good side effects - to clear up their skin or to help with severe PMS. For some people, there is weight gain or emotional side effects. It is all about what is right for each person. I think that there are people that are scared of all modern medicine! Many of those people are the ones who will tell you that the pill will cause terrible things to your body. I think having women take birth control is a much better option than having too many kids! That can be extremely hard on your body as well!
• United States
5 May 09
Haha, my mom had 7 children and it did not affect her body harshly at all. I think that having children is just a very natural process and I don't think of it as either take birth control or ruin your body. Haha. No, my concerns for birth control are more general in fact. I think that maybe some women are perhaps allergic to birth control and develop these conditions. But, because these aren't considered normal allergic reactions no one is looking into this medically to study this.