Hormonal Contraceptives

Hormonal contraception refers to birth control methods that act on the endocrine system. Almost all methods are composed of steroid hormones, although in India, one selective estrogen receptor modulator is marketed as a contraceptive. 


  • Reduce the pain of menstrual cramps

Menstrual pain is overwhelming to some women. A woman may

use a birth control method to ease this pain. Hormonal birth control prevents ovulation and makes the period lighter. It is, therefore, advisable for a woman to try hormonal birth control if they have painful periods. Contraceptive pills contain estrogen, which can help with menstrual migraines. Most ladies tend to have headaches when they are on their menses. Science has proved that Migraines are usually caused by hormonal changes in a ladies' body. Contraceptives help to skip periods that reduce or drop Migraines. 

  • Keep acne under control.

Hormonal pills are ranked as one of the ways to clear acne and prevent and stop unwanted hair growth. One of the familiar places where we have hair growth is above your lip, under your chin, between the breasts and sometimes the inner thigh. Contraceptives work to reduce the levels of male hormones in a lady.

  • It does not interrupt sex.

 You'll likely have lighter periods, reduced period pain and fewer premenstrual symptoms. Some types of pills can help reduce acne too. In addition, contraceptives may provide some protection against ovarian, womb and colon cancer; this is according to the World Health Organization. 

  • Reduces Chances of getting Anemia 

Some women may experience shorter and lighter frequent periods, reducing the chances of becoming anaemic.



  • Spotting or bleeding between periods
  • Sore breasts
  • Nausea and headaches.

Note that the effects usually go away after 2 to 3 months; the effects happen in rare situations not everyone experiences. Birth control shouldn't make you feel sick if the symptoms persist, you are advised to see your doctor.

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