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Benefits of birth control pills

  1. The main benefit of birth control pills is that they are effective in preventing pregnancy but do not interrupt sexual intercourse.
  2. The pills also may decrease the risk of uterine and ovarian cancer, ovarian cysts, rheumatoid arthritis, and ectopic (tubal) pregnancy.
  3. The use of birth control pills makes the periods become regular, lighter, and less painful.
  4. There is also a lower incidence of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), fibrocystic changes in the breasts, and fibroadenoma (benign tumours) of the breast. 
  5. Women who have no gynaecological problems before they start taking oral contraceptives have no trouble becoming pregnant after they stop taking birth control pills, regardless of how long they have been taking them.