Side Effects of Current Methods of Contraceptives.
Cancers: Studies link a high risk of breast and cervical cancer for women taking oral contraceptive pills, while there is reduction in risks of endometrial, ovarian, and colorectal cancers.
Ovarian cysts: About 1 out of 10 women will get these fluid-filled sacs in their ovaries in the first year after they get an IUD. Cysts usually go away on their own within three months.
Cardiovascular diseases: A rise of 20-30% in arterial plaque was found in two big arteries for each decade of using birth control pills. For women who take a traditional combination pill with a low dose of estrogen, the risk of heart attack increases by 80% for them.
Depression: Use of hormonal contraception, especially among adolescents, was associated with subsequent use of antidepressants and the first diagnosis of depression, suggesting depression as a potential adverse effect of hormonal contraceptive use.
Migraines and headaches: In women who are not taking hormonal contraception, estrogen withdrawal during the late luteal phase is a well-recognized trigger of headaches and menstrual migraines