In recent years there has been increased media attention surrounding birth control pills raising questions about their use. For instance, can the pill be used safely to stop or reduce a woman’s menstrual cycle, and does taking the pill for long periods of time increase a woman’s chance of breast cancer? Some media outlets can give misleading answers to these concerns in order to drive sales; here General Practitioner Dr Ann Robinson provides frank and honest answers about the birth control pill.
For women who are taking the oral contraceptive pill, it is now possible to use the pill to either reduce the frequency of menstrual periods or even, in some cases, to avoid them altogether.
There has been a lot of concern about the risks of taking the pill. There was concern at one time, quite a lot of concern about breast cancer for instance.
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