The majority of women use birth control pills to stop from getting pregnant. There is another set of young women who also use it to control and manage their periods. That brings many to wonder if it is safe to take birth control for extended periods.
Before taking the pill, here are some things our women and girls need to know:
Three kinds of birth control use estrogen: the combination pill, the patch, and the vaginal ring.
There’s an increased risk in blood clots with the methods containing estrogen. Because of this higher blood clot risk, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), strokes, and heart attacks, estrogen-containing birth control is not recommended if you have other risk factors, including:
– You smoke and you’re over age 35.
– You have…