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How birth control works & how birth control is impacting your hormones

If you were advised to go on hormonal birth control at a young age for various symptoms including heavy or painful periods, acne, or PCOS symptoms, you’re not alone. Many women are put on birth control pills to manage these symptoms, but they don’t actually treat symptoms, they simply mask them. More often than not, those symptoms re-appear once again when a woman decides to go off of the birth control pill.

How birth control pills work:

Birth control pills are made of synthetic hormones that communicate with the ovaries and tell them to not release an egg (thus, preventing ovulation), while shutting down your own natural hormone production.