Top Reasons You Should Stop Taking Birth Control Pills Today

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About 40 years ago, birth control pills seemed to be the answer to women’s reproduction problems everywhere. Once women had control over their bodies, and with almost no worry about pregnancy, women could explore their sexuality on their terms like never before.

Unfortunately, it only took a few years before that revolutionary pill began to lose some of its brilliance. Once discoveries were made about how these high estrogen pills lead to embolisms, breast cancer, and stroke made many women think twice.

Today, women have access to the new lower dosage birth control pills and since their introduction; they have quickly gained popularity, even though these pills also carry serious health risks.

At the time of this writing, about 16 million women in the United States are using these birth control pills, giving Big Pharmacy about 2.8 billion dollars in profits every single year. Many women begin using the pill in adolescence for several reasons. Some because they are already sexually active, others because they have painful or irregular periods, and sometimes, simply because they are having acne issues.

Painful periods or irregular cycles are generally due to a progesterone deficiency combined with an excess of estrogen. So taking pills that add more estrogen to your body doesn’t seem to make much sense does it?

This is why many women have terrible side effects from these birth control pills, even low dosage pills such as mood swings, weight gain, and extreme breast tenderness.

So what exactly is wrong with taking the pill? (Or patches or injections?) In simple terms it promotes continuous high levels of estrogen. The natural cycle of a woman has rising and then falling levels of both progesterone and estrogen. These pills stop pregnancy with high levels of estrogen that tell the body it is already pregnant and, therefore, another pregnancy can’t occur.

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