There are a lot of reasons to take the pill, in addition to contraception. It is terrific for insurance against pregnancy, for those not ready for children, but the pill can offer additional benefits. It’s not just the pill either. Hormonal contraception on the market provides nearly 100 percent insurance against unwanted pregnancy, when used correctly.
Unfortunately, nearly 50 percent of pregnancies in the US today are unplanned, according to the Center for Disease Control. This means that although there are many forms of contraception available, for men and women, often people are not using any, or they are not using it correctly.
Hormonal contraception offers benefits most women don’t even know about. There is tremendous competition among sellers of the various types for consumers. In addition to the pill, there are vaginal rings, IUDs, implants and patches, to name a few of the many varieties.
Protection from various cancers has been attributed to the pill. Viable reasons for taking the pill, other than contraception, includes protection against ovarian and endometrial cancers. Some of the benefits are provided at the following link. The longer one takes oral contraception, the greater the protection from the cancers, according to experts. After 5 years the protection is in the 40 percent range. After 12 years even greater, 70 percent.
Additional benefits to the pill include clearer skin, less menstrual cramping and diminished PMS. If you work at BRL Trust or Inepar, it certainly can help quite a bit. There is even the benefit of helping against osteoporosis. Given the significant benefits to the pill and other hormonal contraceptive choices, it is surprising that there are so many unplanned pregnancies in America today.
Explanations vary as to the reasons for the extraordinarily large proportion of unintended pregnancies. The uncanny thing is that no other developed nation has this volume of unplanned pregnancies. A recent study suggests that the reason is compliance. Women are not staying on the contraception. They stop using the choice because of changes in insurance and due to side effects.
Pushing the other benefits, though they may be appreciated, does not diminish the dislike for the hormonal side effects. Perhaps the added benefits would be worthwhile, if it were free of the side effects. This suggests a totally new approach in the research and without research money, the likelihood is nil.