General knowledge is that birth control pills (PA) or oral contraceptives only serve to prevent pregnancy. Over the years the specialists in gynecology have found it therapeutic applications for some gynecological conditions.
The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP for its acronym in English) and the Institute Guttmatcher confirmed in recent studies alternative uses of oral contraceptives.
Known as the birth control pill prevents ovulation through the combination of estrogen and progestin. The so-called mini pill contains only progestin. It is these hormones that act in each case to give relief to the following conditions
• menorrhagia, is irregular bleeding in women. Some gynecologists regulate menstrual periods patients with PA.
• Dysmenorrhea is the medical term for colic or cramps. For some women may be so severe that incapacitate. There are two types of dysmenorrhea: primary, it’s just pain caused by menstruation, there is no other doctor and secondary problem caused by a problem in the uterus, ovaries or fallopian tubes. In any case, your gynecologist can assess your situation and prescribe the PA to ease pain, cramps and colic.
• Acne; The problem of acne, particularly in adolescence is associated with excessive levels of androgens. BP decreases androgen levels.