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June 4, 2021

What Type of Pill Taker Are You?

Every pill taker is on the pill for a different reason. Some people use the pill for pregnancy prevention, others use it to help with their skin, and some use it for a variety of reasons. What type of pill taker are you? Keep reading to find out!

We all have that one friend who was cursed with the worst cramps of all time, and a fetal position is their go-to. Look no further — the birth control pill has been known to help calm down your cramps. Dysmenorrhea is perceived as painful cramping and is very common in women. Birth control pills can help reduce cramps by suppressing ovulation (release of an egg from an ovary) and lessening the endometrial lining of the uterus. This occurs by menstrual fluid and prostaglandins decreasing and reducing the cramping via decreased uterine motility.

This pill taker has tried every beauty product under the sun and still ends up with those pesky pimples! Thanks to the pill they’ve finally been able to get their hormonal acne and skin complexion under control. Taking the pill to help clear your skin is very common, and the pill has proven so effective that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved some oral contraceptives for treating acne.

Seven days late, five days early, or no period at all that month! This pill taker truly gets a surprise visit from Aunt Flo. The pill can help regulate your menstruation so that you have a more regimented schedule for it. No more surprises!

Nope, nada, no, nah, not now and certainly not! A baby is not in the cards right now for this pill taker. Pregnancy prevention is one of the most common reasons people use the pill. In perfect use, the pill is more than 99% effective at preventing pregnancy, but in typical use, that rate drops down to just 91%!

One second they are crying because their coffee order was messed up, and the next moment they are happy as ever. You never know what you are going to get! Thankfully, the pill helps to regulate your hormones (such as estrogen and progesterone), so PMS and PMDD symptoms improve. Birth control pills that contain the hormone drospirenone are the most effective. Caution: birth control pills with drospirenone are slightly more likely to cause blood clots than pills with other types and amounts of hormones. However, the risk is still quite low in healthy women.

Endometriosis, a disorder where tissue similar to uterine lining grows outside of your uterus and on other areas in your body where it doesn’t belong (such as the ovaries), can cause painful periods, pain with sexual intercourse, pelvic pain, and infertility. Birth control can help reduce these symptoms by preventing endometrial cells from shedding and causing inflammation and irritation.

This pill taker is on their A-game with their reproductive health. They take birth control pills as a precaution to help prevent a variety of cancers. By taking birth control pills for an extended amount of time, you can reduce your chances of endometrial, ovarian, and colon cancer.

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