Categories: Family Planning

Most women will use birth control pills at some time in their lives. But many women don’t know that birth control pills also can be used to treat a variety of female problems and can have some surprising health benefits. Birth control pills are made of synthetic (laboratory derived) versions of the two ovarian hormones: progesterone and oestradiol together or progesterone (progestin) only. These hormones help with regulation of menstrual periods, treatment of irregular and painful periods, treatment of endometriosis (Growing of endometrial tissue outside the uterus), treatment acne, excessive hair and hair loss, and they are also known to significantly decrease the risk of Ovarian and Endometrial cancer.