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Other than prevent pregnancy, what are some reasons why it'd be good to get birth control pills?

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Dr. Adrienne Lara
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Many

Great question! many benefits to bcp's have evolved over the last 40 or so years that they have been around, allow me to list a few: 1.
Regulate menses 2. Help to prevent ovarian cysts 3. Decrease heavy menstrual blood flow 4. Decrease cramping 5. Treatment for pcos (polycycstic ovary) 6. 5 years or more of use has been shown to decrease your risk of ovarian cancer in 1/2 there's more...

In brief: Many

Great question! many benefits to bcp's have evolved over the last 40 or so years that they have been around, allow me to list a few: 1.
Regulate menses 2. Help to prevent ovarian cysts 3. Decrease heavy menstrual blood flow 4. Decrease cramping 5. Treatment for pcos (polycycstic ovary) 6. 5 years or more of use has been shown to decrease your risk of ovarian cancer in 1/2 there's more...
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