Not really confused. We basically said the same thing. The pill is in most cases destructive to health if taken too often, and has a lot of side-effects. I believenit would not have passed modern day regulations. As to men, similar pills that alter a man's hormonal balance, making him in most cases only temporsrily infertile, are producable. Such pills would have rather similar side-effects to those caused by the female pill, yet can't make it into the market due to the stricter regulations.
I read that once on a german website. Another thing I found today, I quote: "Using hormones to prevent sperm creation requires really high doses that cause side effects. Since women’s birth control already has side-effect problems and men are fertile for much longer than women are, this wouldn’t be an improvement on current offerings. Plus, men could still impregnate someone for three months after halting new sperm production as that’s how long it takes for existing sperm to get cleared out."
The horomonal effects of female birth control pills are definitely, from experience, terrible.I likewise don't have any actual sources for why male pills haven't come in, yet, but that thing about sperm does check out.Sadly the only real viable birth control solution for guys that isn't a condom is a vasectomy (which can be reversed).I can't recall the other reason why a pill isn't viable with current knowledge/tech, but I believe it has to do with very negative side-effects.Though I also agree that the pill wouldn't pass modern day regulations.I feel much better not taking it, and it was one of the things that motivated me to register for a bilateral saplingectomy (female equivalent to vasectomy). I never wanted kids, and I don't ever want go on the pill again.
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I'm glad you didn't have any problems taking the pill. Yet, it is still manipulating your normal hormonal balance. The pill was invented and spread during the 50s and 60s. The regulations that are put now, when it comes to producing medicine, are much stricter than what was back then. This is why I think, a pill for men, which could cause similar side-effects for some, would not pass the tests and regulations.
It is in most cases acconpanied with side effects. And, if you decide to stop taking the pill in hope of getting pregnant, that would not always be easy. Some have a rrally hard time abstaining.I'm glad you never had any problems taking the pill though.
I’m not on it any more, I stopped to have a baby 😂
And you didn't experience any issues so far?
Not even with your period? I know a couple of girls who tend to get much stronger and irregular periods when they stop taking the pill. A good friend of mine gets her period twice a month, whenever she stops taking the pill for a while.
Thanks for your feedback by the way! I'm glad it has worked out so smoothly in your case, and in case you haven't had the baby yet, I wish you good luck and a problemless pregnancy.
Bc pills stop like 80% of the blood from a period. That’s why I originally took them.
Yes, I guess it is helpful for women with strong periods who bleed a lot more than normal during their periods, but in general, the blood that comes out during the period has a less concetration of blood cells and carries dead tissue, cells and bacteria out of the human body.
I actually had cysts so had tons of blood coming out. Bc pills were awesome
I don't think taking it off the market is that easy. Furthermore, the drug industry profits massively from the pill. The side-effects do not happen to every woman, but they happen. Some women don't reaöize anymore that these are side-effects. Mood changes is considered normal now for example.
The pill also depresses womens' desire in many cases. The only difference is: back in the 50 and 60s it was a good thing to control and opress a woman's sexuality and desires, yet a man was supposed to brag by his sexuality.
A quick search led to a page that said it decreases desire in 10% of women, increases it in 20%.helloclue.com/.../birth-control-and-sex-drive
psychologytoday. com/us/blog/culturally-speaking/201208/sexual-thoughts-sex-drive-and-the-pillHere's an article I found about how pills decease testosterone levels in women, and consequently their sex-drive. In many cases the women didn't realize the decrease, but their partners did. In the conclusion they still mentioned that many women exprience no changes in their sex-drive, and some even experience an increase.The pill still affects womens' desires in a lot of cases in my opinion. Even if it's 10%, that's not a small number of women.
Fortunately there are alternatives, like an IUD.