Contraceptives Awareness Month: Week 4 – Combating Side Effects

Oral contraception Side effects

A small number of women may experience side effects from taking oral contraceptives and they can range from negligible to irritating. These are but not limited to:

  1. Temporary Weight Gain
  2. Nausea
  3. Breast Tenderness
  4. Breakthrough Bleeding
  5. Mood disturbances

However most of the symptoms are temporary and often reassurance that symptoms will likely resolve within three to five months is often the only treatment required.

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