No matter how you take it, orally is usually a combination of man-made versions of the hormones progesterone and estrogen, and they can help treat a variety of hormone-related issues But there has also been evidence of other benefits birth control can have.

1.Endometriosis

This disorder happens when the tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus, called the endometrium, grows in other areas of the pelvic region, including your ovaries and bowel. Birth control pills affect this tissue by limiting how much builds up, which will result in less pain.

2.Painful Periods

The pain is caused by a chemical that forms in your uterus and triggers muscle contractions. Your doctor may recommend you take birth control pills or use the patch or ring to prevent the release of an egg, called ovulation. That way your uterus makes less prostaglandin, which is the chemical that causes the contractions.

3.Acne

They’re not designed to treat breakouts, but birth control pills do lower the level of “male” hormones your ovaries make that can lead to skin trouble. However, it may be several weeks or months before you see results.

4.Migraines

You may get more migraines before or during your period, probably because of the drop in estrogen. Your doctor may suggest you keep taking your birth control pills so you don’t get a period, or use a patch with estrogen during your period to hold that hormone level steady.

5.Irregular and Heavy Periods

When your body doesn’t make enough progesterone, you could go a long time between periods. This allows the lining of your uterus to build up, and you’ll bleed a lot when you finally start. Taking combination birth control pills can regulate your cycle. Your doctor may prescribe a progestin-only “mini pill” that you take continuously to lessen or even stop your flow.