Women are talking about the horrific side effects of their Pill

Finding the right contraception can be a delicate process, and for most women, there is no easy fix.

Women are taking to Twitter today to discuss the devastating side effects of their contraceptive pill.

For those who think the quest to avoid pregnancy is as simple as swallowing a pill once a day (and as many will attest, that's also pretty easy to forget!), it's actually far more complicated - even traumatic - for many women.

#MyPillStory began after two British journalists spoke out about their own issues with the Pill.


Now, the trending hashtag is exposing the prevalence of this unspoken issue.

Migraines, bleeding, blood clots, weight gain, loss of libido, and a host of highly dangerous mental health issues are just some of the side effects women are battling while on the Pill.








While few would say the Pill isn't a significant piece of bio-technology - many are asking if there is really enough information and education about it.

Fortunately, the range of contraceptives available to women is increasing. However, the most recent research indicates oral contraceptives are the most popular measure among Australian women. 

The use of IUDs and contraceptive implants is on the rise, and is often preferred by medical professionals - not in the least thanks to the reduced risk of side effects.  

There is also a male pill just around the corner - and most women will be glad there is hope for them yet. 

If you are struggling with your choice of contraception and are prone to any of the side effects listed above, you should seek the help of your medical professional. 

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