Long Term Side Effects of Contraceptive Pills

  posted by: Rio Dianne



Side effects of oral contraceptive pills in long termAfter it has become widely-known in the 1960s, the use of birth control pills has given convenience to women who do not want to get pregnant.  However, the debate regarding some of the health risks and side effects or oral contraception continues to be making controversies.  Though side effects are part of its use, long term side effects of contraceptive pills are a different thing.  This shouldn’t be taken for granted, that’s why a woman should consider what the long term side effects of contraceptive are that might pose risks to her personal health.  Continue reading on the article below.

While emergency contraceptive pills or other wise known as morning after pills alongside other birth controls (e.g. Yasmin or Yaz) claim to be safe for every women to use and don’t have any long term or serious side effects, some recent studies have linked potential effects of hormonal birth control methods including:

  • Breast tumors and liver tumors
  • Cervical cancer
  • Ectopic pregnancies
  • Cardiovascular problems
  • Eye problems and impairment in one’s vision
  • Compromised immune system
  • Gallbladder diseases and gallstone formation
  • Embolism
  • Jaundice

Take note that the given conditions above are just potential links to the use of contraceptive and has not actually been medically proven yet.  Researches are improving their studies further so as to see the real effects these pills do to a woman’s body.  Also, before partaking into any medication, it is always better to consult a health care professional about it to be certain that what you’re going to take is actually based on your needs, lifestyle, and even your medical history.  So, take charge about your health, ask your doctor about your personal concerns on the use of oral contraceptive.


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