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Other than preventing pregnancy and lightening periods, what are the effects of birthcontrol?
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Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Suppress ovulation
Birth control pills work by suppressing ovulation.
The estrogen it it regulates periods. They also increase a protein called sex hormone binding globulin which binds extra sex steroids and can decrease acne. Some rare side effects include blood clots in legs. It is best to give a new pill three months to get used to it.

In brief: Suppress ovulation
Birth control pills work by suppressing ovulation.
The estrogen it it regulates periods. They also increase a protein called sex hormone binding globulin which binds extra sex steroids and can decrease acne. Some rare side effects include blood clots in legs. It is best to give a new pill three months to get used to it.
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