birth control


Question by  Jay (24)

Why should you not be on birth control for over ten years?


Answer by  Nick67 (29)

Long term use of oral contraceptives has many down-sides, especially if you smoke. Heart disease, cancer and stroke are among them. Virtually every doctor recommends discontinuing oral contraceptives by age 35. Injectable contraceptions at present have no long term longitudinal studies detailing any subtle, long term effects, as were discovered with Hormorne Replacement Therapy. Caution should be exercised


Answer by  fb3 (29)

Birth control usually has a combination of the hormones estrogen and progesterone. Elevated levels of estrogen has been linked to a higher risk of venous thromboembolism - or blood clots. Prolonged use of birth control pills therefore predisposes to a compounded yearly risk of blood clots. Venous blood clots can lodge in the lungs, causing a seious condition called pulmonary embolism.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

If you have taken estrogen or progesterone as a form of hormonal birth control, the risk of life-threatening clots increases after ten years of continuous use. This risk does not exist if you use a mechanical form of contraception, like an IUD (intrauterine device), or barrier contraception (condoms, sponges).


Answer by  whoareyou (3483)

Speak with your doctor for any real concerns. Extended use of birth control can raise the risk for some types of cancer, including ovarian cancer and breast cancer. No medication should be used longer then prescribed. The longer you are on the pill, the harder it can be to get pregnant when you want to, also.


Answer by  Sara64 (113)

I like to have so many children. I am sure that I can meet their needs. I don't like have a nuclear family system. I think that children from the nuclear families do not know the moral values like love, sharing mentality, kindness to others people. And it is said that children are the great gift given by God

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