The birth control pill was approved by the FDA in 1960. Birth control pills are very common these days and of course necessary in many cases to prevent unintended pregnancies. Personally, I was on birth control for almost 10 years before discontinuing use to try for a pregnancy. It wasn’t until I went to school and learned about birth control that I realized how many drug-nutrient reactions there were! We need to realize that BC pills are a drug, and they DO have side effects.
There are general precautions written on every package, such as:
•The birth control pill can lead to a higher risk for blood clots, heart attack, and stroke in women who smoke, especially if they are over 35 years of age. Combination estrogen and progestin birth control (including the pills, ring or patch) should NOT be used by women who are over 35 years of age…
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