7 Benefits Of Birth Control Other Than Pregnancy Prevention
By AMANDA CHATEL
It Keeps Periods Regular
Not everyone who menstruates has regular periods, so you never really know if it’s safe to wear white or not. Because the Pill stops ovulation, there are no periods to be had that need regulating, which means you can’t have irregular menstruation.
Menstrual cramps are caused by chemicals that make the uterus contract to flush out the lining. If you take away ovulation, you take away your period, leading to shorter and lighter "periods," which means less severe cramps or eliminating them altogether.
Endometriosis affects one in 10 people with uteruses in the U.S. and has no cure, but it can be managed with a low-dose birth control pill. The Pill stops the release of an egg every month, and therefore prevents tissue from growing outside the uterus.
Birth control reduces the amount of testosterone in your body, which in turn can reduce acne. However, just like with any medication, it takes time for the body to adjust, which means acne may get worse before it gets better.
While the Pill can’t cure polycystic ovarian syndrome, it can help with the symptoms. Taking birth control for PCOS can both manage the growth of cysts in the ovaries, and the additional symptoms like acne, excess body hair, and hair loss.