Birth Control

What are the Benefits of Birth Control?

By January 15, 2020 No Comments

Many people do not fully understand birth control and its benefits outside of contraception. Even if you don’t need it for family planning purposes, there are a handful of other reasons you may benefit from birth control! We’d like to share a few of the many benefits of “the pill.”

Delaying or skipping periods

The birth control pill contains hormones that suppress fertility, which can allow women to have fewer or no periods altogether. This can give women greater control over their period and freedom from the disadvantages of monthly cycles, such as menstrual cramps, mood swings, acne, and the cost of sanitary napkins or tampons. 

Treatment of medical conditions

Medical conditions such as endometriosis, uterine fibroids, and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) can make periods painful and irregular. Birth control can be prescribed to provide relief from these conditions by alleviating menstrual pain, regularizing the menstrual cycle, and balancing hormones. 

Conditions like endometriosis and PCOS can be disabling and may worsen over time if not treated. When you’re not feeling well, you may not want to or be able to go to the doctor’s office. Physician 360 aims to make access to high-quality care quick and convenient by allowing you to consult with a doctor from your couch! Learn more.

Lowered risk of anemia

Losing excess amounts of blood from a heavy period can result in iron-deficiency anemia. Birth control can treat women with anemia related to their period. The pill, the patch, the shot, or the hormonal intrauterine device (IUD) can help by lightening your period (note that the non-hormonal IUD may make your period heavier). 

If you think you may have anemia, order a Physician 360 telemedicine consultation for anemia today.

Family planning and bodily autonomy

This is the most well-known use for birth control. It’s in the name! Birth control helps you avoid pregnancy, allowing for greater bodily autonomy and family planning.

Managing your reproductive health isn’t easy, but birth control can help! Physician 360 wants to help make it even easier by offering quick, convenient access to birth control. Click here to learn more about Physician 360’s telemedicine services for birth control. If you’re ready to take control of your healthcare, order now!