What are the pros and cons of birth control?

You know what they say, “sex sells.” But so does birth control. It’s a popular topic among men and women alike, but what exactly are the pros and cons? Lucky for you, we’ve got all the juicy details.

What is Birth Control?

First things first, let’s recap on what birth control actually is. Contrary to popular belief, it doesn’t involve shoving a cork up there or praying to the baby Jesus that your swimmers won’t find an egg to fertilize.

Birth control, also known as contraception, refers to any method used either temporarily or permanently to prevent pregnancy from occurring during sexual intercourse.

There are many different types of birth control options available on the market today including pills, patches, injections and even intrauterine devices (IUD).

But before you rush off down to your local pharmacy like an overexcited rabbit in heat, take note – each type comes with its own set of advantages…and disadvantages!


1. Controlling Unwanted Pregnancy

Let’s face it; not everyone wants kids right away. Whether it be focusing on their career or just enjoying being child-free while they can beǃ Taking birth control ensures more dependable protection than relying solely on condoms (which yes–can break occasionally).

The ability for couples in relationships where pregnancy may not be desired at this point provides them with greater flexibility without having ‘oopsy’ moments which could compromise their future plans if sudden responsibilities arise earlier than expected.

2. Hormonal Benefits

Certain forms of hormonal contraception methods such as oral contraceptive pills come with hormonal benefits too!

Getting older especially getting into our thirties means experiencing some gnarly periods referred fondly by females around the world as Aunt Flo’.

However taking oral contraceptive medications allows people with painful periods to lighten, reduce cramping, improve acne control or even avoid periods altogether! Who wouldn’t like avoiding those pesky little blood blimps from ruining your day?

3. Provides more Reproductive Control

With the choices available today on the market there is a lot of power in their hands as birth control allows people to take back reproductive control and plan for their futures with better certainty.

Having the ability to plan when you’d like kids (if at all) can lead to improved educational prospects, career progression, increased family planning opportunities as well as promote independence among young women….Not that I’m insinuating guys want procreative recklessness but hey fellas we shouldn’t discount our own freedoms (‘not every guy out there wants ‘little skeets running around.’)


1. Short-Term Side Effects

It’s rumored that some side effects form short-term use include weight gain, headaches (those can be brutal) depression etc which affect many users post starting contraception treatment. Plus—the dreaded nausea might set in making it so difficult switch positions without feeling hella queasyǃ

But wait! There are ways around this including longer-acting forms such as hormonal patches and injections that last several months rather than weeks – offering long term protection whilst shirking shorter-term inconveniences.

2. Long-Term Risks

No one is immune to potential life changing complications connected with long term usage especially if they have underlying health conditions or habits which already benefit by being vigilantly monitored such ass high blood pressure、blood clots、 diabetes Obvs always discuss contraceptive options thoroughly with medical professionals before proceeding unless forever-freeze-dried eggs appeal..

Despite its convenience because medications contain hormones (or other chemicals) whose exactly long term effect remains unexplored; experts advise against using them over prolonged spans unless producing babies simply isn’t an option…that way you’ll have things locked up tight!

3. Mistakes Can Happen

Even the most reliable contraceptives are not foolproof…no method is! Common errors include forgetting to take oral contraceptive pills, condom breakages among others…That libido can get in the way and people may prefer enjoying more spontaneous ‘bed times’ with their partner sans protection then.

One precaution involves using two methods at once for extra protection. For those who miss out doses frequently, there’s always long-term devices like IUDs which don’t require any regular checks; just know they require taking an additional trip down to your GP or health professional if you wish to remove it later on.


So what have we learned today? Well folks, birth control offers many advantages such as reproductive control of pregnancy prevention while helping women manage hormonal imbalances during monthly cycles…

But as a drawback some user-side effects must be evaluated plus the potential risks connected when administering contraception over a prolonged period particularly without consulting medical professionals (unless being glow-in-the-dark homing missile isn’t top priority)

However this should not shift anyone away from other options such as condoms and important discussions related around boundaries between partners themselves..if poorly chosen form/method used improperly unintended consequences possibly occurǃ And frankly next child birth documentaries really should involve better cinematography innovations than current formats…(Amiright?)