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Are there other benefits to taking the pill, besides for contraception?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Yes: Decreases your risk for uterine and ovarian cancer. Decreases your risk for endometriosis, fibroids, anemia and lifetime risk of a hysterectomy.
Dr. Michael Flax
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
3 benefits 4 teens: 1. Treats acne 2. Controls heavy bleeding 3.Controls painful periods 4.(these can be benefits for non-teens).

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