What's New About The Birth Control Pill?

birth control pillsThe usage of birth control pill has been very rampant world wide. This type of pill is very much a safe kind of drug. Yet again one has to mind that it contains powerful hormones which are more than just for stopping pregnancy.

The said fact alone has been very alarming so much so that several researchers are studying the pros and cons of the said medication. Several presumptions have been flying around with regard to the bad effects of the birth control pill. The following are the conclusions coming from several researches.

The Pros

Building Stronger Bones. Pills reduce the risks of having osteoporosis and fractures as this medication provides minerals such as estrogen that gives higher bone-mineral density. According to Doctor Mary L. Marnach of Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, "Estrogen helps protect your bones by stopping enzyme that triggers the death of bone-growing cells. Still, it’s not a bad idea to take a calcium supplement for bone protection, even if you’re on the pill."

Reduces the Risks of Ovarian and Uterine Cancer. During the time of ovulation the follicle ruptures when it releases egg and that every time a rupture happens the damage tissue is being naturally repaired by out body only that the process may lead to a cancer causing cell mutation. Since taking oral birth control pills lessens the risks of inhibiting ovulation as per the American Cancer Society or ACS it was then concluded that taking oral contraceptives at the span of three years an lower the risks of having an ovarian and uterine cancer by 30 to 50 percent.

Lessens the Probability of having Colon Cancer. It has been concluded that Estrogen reduces the production of Bile Acids. High amount of this type of acid in one body is fatal to the colon. Hence, the Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center pronounced that women who are taking oral contraceptives receives the most benefit of pills as they are minimizing the risks of having colon cancer as they age.

The Cons

Pills Not Advisable for Women with Heart Problems. A new study has been conducted with 1,300 women who have been using pills within the 33 to 55 years of age so to check is pill usage has anything to do with plaque buildup in ones arteries which is very much dangerous to the heart. Unfortunately, the study shows using birth control pills for a long time maybe bad to the heart. Doctor Monarch of Mayo Clinic stated that the likelihood of having plaques in the blood stream may rise by 20 to 30 percent for every ten years or pill usage. Hence it is recommended for women who have been using pills to have a regular cholesterol and blood pressure checkup.

Not a wise Option in Preventing HPV Infection. The HPV infection or Human Papilloma Virus is a sexually transmitted disease and is very much responsible for several cases of Cervical Cancer. Although according to the researchers pill users have low risks of having cervical cancer they are still however, not safe with HPV Infection which may lead Cervical Cancer when already infected. The best option in preventing the said infection is through using condom.