Some women have to take BCPs for medical reasons, irregular periods being a common reason. The BCPs keep estrogen and progesterone levels moderated and; thereby, promote menstrual regularity. I haven’t really commented on this issue until now but I think it should be mentioned that BCPs aren’t just for sluts who don’t want to get pregnant. Perhaps we should enter battle a little more thoughtfully in the future.
Most women experience an irregular period at least once in their life. For the majority it is a common occurrence that happens due to stress, weight loss, fatigue and other difficult situations that cause irregular periods but many different types of birth control such as oral medication can also affect the irregularity of a period.
Women who use estrogen-containing birth control pills are at a 3- to 6-fold increased risk of developing blood clots. Blood clots may lead to deep vein thrombosis, heart attack, or stroke.
Perhaps you should read the insurance policy offered to Georgetown students. Medicinal use of BC pills is covered. Ms. Fluke says her lesbian friend with PCOS was denied coverage for the pills and lost an ovary after suffering a ruptured ovarian cyst. Where is the lawsuit?
Some. But John Rock, the inventer of the pill, make it perfectly clear what its main purpose is.
I once knew a ***VERY*** conservative Roman Catholic woman who had to be on the Pill for medical reasons. She was quite embarrassed about that and wished it weren't necessary. She was fully aware of the abortifacient potential of the Pill, which was irrelevant at the time because she was not sexually active, but she was not sure what she would do when she got married. I lost track of her years ago but recently learned she is married and has a large family, so presumably she decided to stop using the Pill once she married.
Such cases exist though they are obviously a small minority of those who use the Pill. The problem is that the exceptions can become major points used against us by the liberals if we're not careful.
Read the article. it discusses that the school is fine prescribing BC pills for non contraceptive medicinal reasons.