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The Side Effects, Risks, Health Benefits and Complications of Family Planning Methods.

Many women whether married or single have at least used one method of family planning. Problem is, we dont know the dangers that we might be exposing ourselves to when we take the medications for the wrong reasons. Postinor-2 or what many call P2 is widely known and has been abused. Ladies tend to use the drug without correct prescription. This could have long term effects to your reproductive life.

Some users have reported the following side effects:

1.Theres is change in bleeding patterns, especially in the first 3 to 6 months.

2. Irregular bleeding ( this could sometimes be normal but if it bothers you, just seek medical attention ASAP.

3. More painful cramps during that time of the month.

Health Benefits.

1. It helps protect you against pregnancies that are unwanted such that you can only get kids you can cater for.

2.It also may help protect against endometrial cancer which is cancer of the lining of the uterus and also cervical cancer.

3.It also reduces in some cases the risk of carrying an ectopic pregnancy.

Health Risks.

1.It may contribute to anaemia if a woman has low amount of iron in the blood before insertion of the IUD. It is uncommon although the IUD could cause heavier monthly bleeding.

2. In rare cases, if a woman has chlamydia or gonorrhea at the time of insertion of the IUD, pelvic in ammatory disease(PID) may occur.

Complications associated.

1.The wall of the uterus could be punctured by the IUD or the instruments used for insertion purposes.

2. Infections

3. Preterm births.


5.You could become pregnant!

Please share with us what birth control method you've been using, how it worked for you and the struggles you had with it. Help a sister. Let's enagage in the comment section.

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