Does Birth Control Affect Health? An Honest Look by a Women’s Health Practitioner

How does birth control affect fertility? Why do I have weight gain from birth control pill? What are the birth control pill side effects?

There’s a reason women ask these questions. Right now, millions of women are one some form of hormonal birth control, such as the mini-pill or IUD. But many don’t realize that contraception comes with a host of health risks.

Many teen girls are placed on the birth control pill to “fix” heavy bleeding or menstrual issues. But birth control doesn’t heal the underlying issue. Often, it masks fertility issues, such as Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) or endometriosis.

On today’s episode, Dr. Jessica Whelan, a woman’s health expert, unpacks the side-effects of hormonal birth control. A woman’s natural cycles positively impact her health and fertility. But the synthetic hormones found in contraception damage health. Dr. Whelan also shares her experience helping women heal hormonal imbalances and detox from birth control.

Listen to today’s episode to find out why birth control harms (instead of helps) women’s health!




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