Pros and Cons of Birth Control

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Having babies is a wonderful thing embraced by many women; however, having an unplanned one is not so nice. It is good to have an option of avoiding that, contraceptive methods can hold the pregnancy till the time is right. Thanks to John Rock, who was the first man to ever invent the birth control pill, we have the option of waiting until we are ready. Even though this sounds like a wonderful idea, there are major health risks to receiving any form of contraceptive. Even though your Gynecologist does not mention it, no birth control is truly safe. The first form of birth control came in the form a pill and was approved by the FDA in 1960(qtd in Gladwell ) The pill was said to be the safest form of birth control because it was safe and said to be a natural form of birth control. John Rock was a well know man around the community. Loretta McLaughlin writes, "It was his name and his reputation that gave ultimate validity to the claims that the pill would protect women against unwanted pregnancy.”(qdt in Gladwell) Even back then, with all the research that they set out to do the pill was still know to cause cancer in young women, not only cancer but the miscarrying of children shortly after taking the pill. The most popular form of birth control is the pill. The reason for this is that it is said to be very effective against pregnancy if used correctly, it makes menstrual periods more regular and lighter, they decrease menstrual cramps and acne, makes you less likely to get ovarian and uterine cancer, pelvic inflammatory disease, ovarian cysts, and anemia, and last but not least, it doesn’t interrupt love making. Those are the good things about the pill. There are also a list of negative things: the pill doesn’t protect against S... ... middle of paper ... ... Methods." Youngwomenhealth.org. 03 June 2010. Web. 03 June 2010. . "7 Common Birth Control Side Effects - Birth Control and Your Health - Health.com." Health.com: Health News, Wellness, and Medical Information. 16 Apr. 2008. Web. 08 June 2010. . "Birth-Control Secrets Your Gyno Hasn't Told You - Cosmopolitan.com." The Online Women's Magazine for Fashion, Sex Advice, Dating Tips, and Celebrity News - Cosmopolitan. 04 June 2010. Web. 08 June 2010. . ANNALS OF MEDICINE." Gladwell Dot Com - Malcolm Gladwell, Blink, Tipping Point and New Yorker Articles. 10 Mar. 2000. Web. 08 June 2010. . Keel,Eustacia. “Birth Control”Questionnaire.Fresno. Heald College,2010
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