What´s First Birth Control Pill?

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In 1957 the FDA approved the first birth control pill, but only as a treatment for severe menstrual disorders not simply for contraceptive use. That same year an unusually high number of women report severe menstrual disorders to their doctor (Nikolchev, 2010). It seems fairly unlikely that this is just a coincidence. What is far more likely is that women were excited for the opportunity to be given the opportunity to decide for themselves if they wanted to become pregnant or not. For the first time, there was an effective and simple option for women to avoid unwanted pregnancy. This should be relatable to many modern day women who desire the same thing. Women want to be free to do what they want without having to worry about having a child …show more content…

The decision to have or not to have a child is a life-changing a decision that every woman deserves to be able to make for herself and take action to follow through on that. Meaning, if a woman chooses that either at this point or in her life as a whole she does not wish for her a child it is her basic right to access anything required to follow through on that. Access to all birth control methods means that women can live their lives the way they choose without the interruption of a child at a less than ideal time. With no similar product yet available to men it falls to the women make the decision to use this safe and reliable medication and make it part of her routine. Many reasons may lead a woman to not want children; whether for personal or economic reasons access to birth control allows a woman to continue to live her life how she chooses without risking …show more content…

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine listed on their fact sheet of Non-contraceptive Benefits of Birth Control Pills (2011) users also enjoy regulation and control over their menstrual periods, treatment for heavy and painful periods, treatment of endometriosis, treatment of premenstrual syndrome, as well as treatment for acne, excess hair, and hair loss. On top of all that some other ovarian cancer, benefits are fewer cases of anemia, ovarian cancer, and uterine cancer. Interestingly enough, according to Taggart Oral Contraceptive Use Associated With Increased Romantic Relationship Satisfaction (2016) in a few studies have found birth control use is linked to high satisfaction within romantic relationships. It can even be used in the treatment of some medical conditions such as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. One article published in Obstetrician & Gynaecologist concluded by pointing out that more research has been done on oral contraceptive pills than perhaps any other medication and for the majority of women the health benefits are much greater than the health risks. And overall, women using contraceptive had the same mortality rate as non-users. It also claims that the case is likely the same for other forms of contraceptive (2012). With all of these uses and benefits, it is clear why so many women use birth control.
Due to its proven safety and benefits, it is extremely important that any

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