Next Slideshow Title
IMAGES PROVIDED BY:
8) Science Source
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG): "ACOG Guidelines on Noncontraceptive Uses of Hormonal Contraceptives."
American Society for Reproductive Medicine: "Fact Sheet: Noncontraceptive Benefits of Birth Control Pills."
UpToDate: "Patient information: Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) (Beyond the Basics)," "Patient information: Painful menstrual periods (dysmenorrhea) (Beyond the Basics)."
Mayo Clinic: "Headaches and hormones: What’s the connection?" "Endometriosis,"
U.S. National Library of Medicine: "Acne: Which birth control pill can help improve your complexion?" "Treatment options for heavy periods."
Endometriosis.org: "The Pill."
Office on Women's Health: "Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) fact sheet."
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development: "Treatments to Relieve Symptoms of PCOS."
National Cancer Institute: "Oral Contraceptives and Cancer Risk."
Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson, MD on June 29, 2018
This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.
THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.
View our slideshows to learn more about your health.