4 Benefits of Contraception

You may be considering using contraception to reduce the risk of getting pregnant, but there are many more benefits you may experience! Consider the following contraception benefits:

1.  Contraception balances hormonal fluctuations.
Your hormones cause more than instability in your emotions. Hormones are linked to irregular or heavy bleeding, acne breakouts, and even excess hair growth. By taking contraception, you can regulate your hormones, giving you more control of your cycle and its symptoms.

2. Contraception eliminates cramps.
Ovulation is the process of a mature egg being released from the ovaries. It travels down the fallopian tubes where it can be fertilized by a sperm. Many women feel their most painful period cramps during ovulation. When you implement contraception methods, you are blocking ovulation from occurring; thus, minimizing or eliminating cramps altogether.

3. Contraception minimizes the risk of ovarian cysts.
An ovarian cyst is a solid of fluid-filled sac that grows within or on top of an ovary. These normally form during ovulation, so by taking hormonal contraception, you are preventing ovulation from occurring and minimizing the risk of ovarian cysts forming.

4. Contraception manages endometriosis pain.
According to UCLA Health, “Endometriosis is a disease in which the endometrium (the tissue that lines the inside of the uterus or womb) is present outside of the uterus…. Approximately 10% of reproductive-aged women have endometriosis.”

Endometriosis can cause nausea, constipation, infertility, abnormal or heavy menstruation, and pain in the lower back, abdomen, or pelvic area. Fortunately, contraception pills can help manage endometriosis pain by releasing progestin – an artificial form of progesterone, a hormone made naturally within your body.

Curious about what contraception is right for you? Make an appointment with us.

There are many different types of contraception you can choose from including the pill, intrauterine device (IUD), implant, hormonal ring, and the patch. Every woman’s body and cycle are different, so it’s important to choose a contraception option that’s best for you. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to make an appointment with one of our friendly team members: 404-377-6640 (Decatur) or 404-937-3334 (Johns Creek)