Is taking oral Contraceptives For years Good?
December 7, 2006 4:03am CST
I have been on birth control for years and I am wondering if it will affect me in the long run?
8 Dec 06
I took it for years too, but I stopped to have children in my 30s and never went back on it. I guess the simple answer is, we don't know yet. It's only been widely used for about 35 years, so we won't know the health outcomes for women in the long run for a few more decades. I ultimately decided that I didn't want to use a chemical method any more, because I was getting older.
8 Dec 06
any medication is not good in the long run though how much effective it may be...the same goes with OCPs,i.e, Oral Contraceptive Pills...they have many effects, good or bad on the body apart from contraception...OCPs are of various types, progestin-only pills or commonly called minipills can cause amenorrhea for several months...combined pills may cause b.reast tenderness,slight weight gain, depression, decreased interest in s.ex and also serious effects like Deep Vein Thrombosis and heart attack. they are not recommended for lactating mothers since they affect the quality and quantity of the milk, and also not recommended for smokers, hypertensive women and 35yrs. or above aged women... as u can see these are the long term effects of using OCPs...