What are side effects of birth control pills?


Published: June 8, 2015, 8:21 p.m. - Last Update: July 16, 2015, 1:16 p.m.


Hormonal birth control methods such as the pill, ring, patch, shots or implants often come with a long list of side effects. While many of them are categorized as “manageable and non-threatening," there are also some more severe cases that have even lead to death.















The most common side effects of hormonal contraceptives include:


  • Breast tenderness
  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Weight gain
  • Mood changes
  • Decreased libido
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Breakthrough bleeding


The listed symptoms above might be reason enough for some women to choose an alternative way of pregnancy prevention. However, many women choose to live with them. The following severe side effects can impact the quality of your life tremendously and have the potential to be life-threatening. These side effects include:


  • Increased risk of blood clots
  • Increased risk of pulmonary embolism
  • Increased risk of stroke
  • Changes in vision
  • Depression
  • Severe migraines


Despite millions of women using hormonal contraceptives world wide, you should remember that it is a prescription drug that can alter the way your body functions. Daysy can offer a reliable method of pregnancy prevention without any side effects or health risks. Learn more about daysy, and find out if she is right for you!







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