WRONG FACTS ABOUT BIRTH CONTROL Pills
Information on birth control pills used in developed countries for more than 50 years is constantly updated. In our country, birth control pills are not used widely enough due to the prejudices of health professionals and therefore society from past knowledge. However, with the advancement of technology, pills have improved, their side effects have decreased, and many additional benefits have been proven apart from contraception.
Let’s list the wrong information about birth control pills and explain the right ones with their reasons;
The Pill Causes Infertility! NON-BIRTHDAY WOMEN CANNOT USE PILLS!
False … The duration of action of birth control pills is 24 hours, during this period they prevent pregnancy by suppressing ovulation. If you forget the pill for even one day, the risk of getting pregnant increases 30 times and reaches 3%. For this reason, birth control pills are safe methods of contraception that women who have not given birth can use for many years.
In addition, in those who use birth control pills, the ovarian ducts will not be infected and the ducts will not be blocked due to the protective intense discharge in the cervix, and the risks of infertility and ectopic pregnancy will decrease.
PILLS CANNOT BE USED AFTER 40 YEARS OF AGE! YOU MUST TAKE A BREAK!
False…Today, birth control pills are no longer available with their low doses and very similar properties to the hormones secreted from the ovaries. It can be used safely without interruption until menopause. As we mentioned before, the hormones in the pill are excreted from the body within 24 hours.
The pills are also helpful in the treatment of menstrual irregularities in the premenopausal period. There are also studies on the reduction of bone resorption after menopause in pill users.
Only the pills cannot be used in women over the age of 35 who smoke excessively, those with blood pressure above 150/100 and severe diabetes patients (if they have kidney and vision impairment due to diabetes).
PILLS CAUSE HAIR!
False… Birth control pills do not cause hair growth and have been used for years to suppress the progression of hair growth. Diane 35, which we have used for years in the treatment of acne, acne and hair growth, actually contains hormones in the dose of birth control pills.
In the period when the pills are used, cysts that secrete the male hormone called testosterone in the ovaries, as in polycystic ovary disease, are suppressed and new hair formation is prevented.
The pills are effective only as long as they are used, when we stop using the pill, the protective suppression will disappear and the cysts that will cause hair will be active again. Today, birth control pills are the only medicine that can be used from the age of 18 to menopause in the treatment of hair growth due to causes in the ovaries.
PILLS CAUSE CANCER!
False… Birth control pills do not cause cancer, and when used for many years, they reduce the risk of ovarian and uterine lining (endometrium) cancer by more than 50 percent, and this protective effect continues until 25-30 years after use. -30 reduction has been documented in recent studies. In addition, benign tumors of the uterus, which we call fibroids, which we encounter in half of women, are observed 30 percent less in pill users. Simple ovarian cysts are seen 70-80% less frequently during the periods when birth control pills are used.
We know that cervical cancer is more common in carriers of some types of sexually transmitted HPV virus. We do not recommend birth control pills to women with evidence of HPV-related changes in the smear test.
PILLS CANNOT BE USED FOR BREAST DISEASES!
False… Birth control pills can be used safely in benign breast diseases. In addition, it has been determined that some birth control pills are the best treatment options in premenstrual syndrome, which manifests itself with complaints of breast tension, abdominal swelling and irritability before menstruation. The risk of breast cancer was not increased in pill users compared to non-users.
NUTS NUMBERS CANNOT USE BIRTH CONTROL PILLS!
False… Breastfeeding women can safely start birth control pills 6 months after giving birth. There was no negative effect of the pills on the quantity and quality of breast milk.
PILLS CANNOT BE USED WITH HERVICES!
False… Women with varicose veins can safely use birth control pills. Birth control pills cannot be used only in cases of occlusion in deep veins (thrombosis), infection (thromboembolism) manifested by warmth, redness and fever in deep veins, and some genetic disorders (thrombogenic mutations, lupus) that affect coagulation.
Pills make menstrual irregularities!
False… During the period when birth control pills are used, menstrual bleeding will be regular. When you stop using the pills, the old menstrual irregularities reappear. When starting the pill alone, some women may have bloody discharge in the first few months that lasts for the entire month. Since the doses of the pills are very low, there may be bleeding that lasts for a month if you forget to take them even for a day.
When using birth control pills, bleeding occurs between the two boxes, 3-4 days after the pill is finished. When using the pills, the bleeding is reduced so much, sometimes by a drop or two. There is nothing wrong with this situation. The inner layer of the uterus swells less and sheds less. In ultrasonography, the inner lining of the uterus is seen as thin. Contrary to the misinterpretations of some of our colleagues, this situation has nothing to do with menopause. In addition, the thin intrauterine layer is an indicator of a reduced risk of intrauterine cancer. Thanks to less menstrual bleeding, anemia in women will be less. The majority of the society already knows that menstrual cramps are less in those who use pills.
In addition to all these, we should emphasize that birth control pills can be used in thyroid (goiter) patients, those who use antibiotics, overweight, hepatitis carriers and many other medical conditions.
The World Health Organization, since 1994, brings together the experts in the field, reviews the scientific studies that are suitable for evidence-based medicine, evaluates the information about all contraception methods and updates the criteria for use every three years.
WOMEN WHO FOLLOW THE CRITERIA CAN SAFELY USE BIRTH CONTROL PILLS WITHOUT CONTINUOUS UNTIL MENOPEASE.
WRONG FACTS ABOUT BIRTH CONTROL Pills