Our expert says:
There are significant health advantages of the pill apart from its efficacy and convenience; namely
reduction in ovarian cysts, and ovarian and endometrial cancer and endometriosis and fibroids and polycystic ovarian syndrome; reduction in painful and heavy periods and less anaemia a result; reduction in benign breast lumps and premenstrual tension; rheumatoid arthritis improves.
Disadvantages are side effects which are usually mild nausea and breast tenderness [transient] weight gain, possible loss of libido, depression, mood swings, headache; risk of rise of blood pressure and thrombosis.
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