Some Birth Control Methods are better than others

If you are looking for a birth control method, there are many different factors to take into account. Not all birth controls are 100% effective for 100% of the people, so you should make sure to choose one that suits your needs, and will benefit you in the long run.

With that in mind, you should know that some birth controls have serious side effects. While all drugs will have side effects on the body, there are some that end up causing more harm than others.

Remember YAZ?

A number of years ago a new birth control hit the market. Yaz was supposed to not only help women by preventing an unwanted pregnancy, but also to help clear up their skin. It was heavily marketed, and through a vigorous ad campaign Bayer was able to sell this product to millions of women.

The problem, however, was that it wasn’t safe. While all birth controls contain estrogen, a hormone known to increase the risk of developing blood clots, this one had even more serious side effects. Serious, often fatal, side effects such as heart rhythm disturbance, heart attack, and kidney damage were popping up. Over the course of a few years, Bayer was facing over 10,000 lawsuits because they failed to warn about the side effects of their drug. Yaz is basically no longer marketed.

Mirena IUD isn’t Safe

Some women choose not to worry about taking a pill every day. For those who pursue this route, they have a number of options, but there are serious side effects to consider.

For instance Mirena IUD (intrauterine device) is a small device that is fitted into the uterus. This device slowly releases birth control hormones, and is extracted after several weeks. The problem is that the device may not stay put. In fact, it can poke holes in the uterine wall, or tear the walls of the uterus. It can migrate out, or be expelled. All of these side effects were never fully disclosed with the device hit the market.

Choosing a Birth Control That’s Right for You

If you choose to use birth control, it is imperative that you look up all of the side effects associated with a particular birth control. Doing so may just save your life someday. If you do decide to use one, after you have done your research, you can rest assured that the hormone will help prevent unwanted pregnancy, and it will even out your cycle.