Good morning ma. I’m Gold from Abia State. Ma, I’be been reading your articles in The Nation newspaper, it’s nice and encouraging. Ma, pls, I’m worried about something – I got pregnant for a guy that I loved so much. I took some drugs and flushed it out. After that, whenever I’m having sex with him, I always take some pregnancy control pills. Please ma, would it affect my womb? Please I need a reply. Thanks and God bless.
Many women are not aware of the serious health implications of birth control pills. First, let’s understand how birth control pills work in your body. Typically, your body ovulates once a month, ripening a new egg that will then journey down a fallopian tube. Eventually it reaches the uterus, where it would implant, if fertilized. If not fertilized by a sperm, then the lining of the uterus that had built up in preparation for the fertilized egg is unnecessary. Both egg and uterine lining leave your body, cleansing your system and preparing for a new month.
When you take birth control pills, you impose synthetic hormones on your natural cycle. Many birth control pills contain high levels of estrogen that effectively convince your pituitary gland that you are pregnant (this explains some of the side effects of the drugs) and that you don’t need to ovulate. Because your body thinks you are pregnant, the uterine lining thickens. Once you start the placebo pills, however, your estrogen level drops suddenly, and your body menstruates “normally.” This abnormal cycle is what millions of women experience every month, and yet few doctors discuss the consequences of taking these prescriptions for year after year.
Many of these changes occur as your body’s response to synthetic estrogen. These changes include: larger breasts, weight gain or loss, reduced or increased acne, slight nausea, emotional sensitivity right before your period, mood swings throughout your cycle, irregular bleeding or spotting, breast tenderness and decreased libido. Sometimes birth control methods are very necessary for preventing unwanted pregnancies, but I urge you to learn more about other natural options that do not damage your health. Condoms (both male and female), the diaphragm and cervical cap are all reasonable options for birth control.