Health Benefits Of Birth Control

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many may know, birth control has many health benefits. These health benefits include regulation of menstrual periods, decreased menstrual cramps, treatment for acne, treatment for polycystic ovary syndrome, lowered risk of anemia, and a lowered risk for some cancers (Center for Young Women 's Health). For example, a girl who is having with the hormonal problems that come from stress or a disease such as Turner Syndrome, birth control would be a good option. The birth control will have restore the girls hormone levels back to where they need to be. According to the Guttmacher Institute, 14 percent of women who are using contraceptives use them for non-contraceptive purposes (Wind). Rachel K. Jones, author of “Beyond Birth Control: The Overlooked…show more content…
The first argument made from The Pill Kills Truth page, was that birth control causes early stage abortions because of its actions on the endometrium. A go ask Alice page from Columbia University, did a simple explanation on how birth control works. The birth control works by stopping ovulation. This happens by the hormones released from the birth control keeps a women’s hormone levels stable. This prevents the natural occurring estrogen levels to peak, preventing the ovulation process to occur. During the ovulation process, an egg is released. If there is no egg released for the sperm to fertilize, then there is no embryo to latch onto the endometrium leading to no pregnancy. And if there is no pregnancy, there is no baby there to be aborted. They also argue that the majority of women who go in for an abortion were using birth control when they became pregnant. When used correctly, birth control pill is 99 percent effective (planned parenthood). With that being said, of the 62 percent of all women (60,887,000 women) who use birth control, only 1 percent (608,870) sill become pregnant (Guttmacher institute). So, for the women who still become pregnant, only 5 percent(30,443 women) used birth control correctly leaving the 18 percent (109,597 women) who did not. (Guttmacher institute). The 18 percent who used birth control incorrectly, account for 41
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