Are birth control pills safe for a 12 year old?

Yes if needed. There are young girls who benefit from birth control pills. This may be for bleeding abnormalities, painful cycles (endometriosis), or both. If taken properly, it should not be a problem & i prefer this to injectable progestins (dmpa, depo-provera) in young girls since they benefit from the estrogen.

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Can giving a 12 year old birth control pills increase her chance of getting cancer?

No. Pills are not associated with an increase in cancer. If the twelve year ols has not finished growing, the hormones in the pills will stop her growth. Do not give the child the pills unless prescribed by her doctor to prevent her from being shorter than she should. Read more...