How many of you take the pill? (this one http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Combined_oral_contraceptive_pill to avoid confusion I often get in polls fff)
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I do!
13%
I don't, but I am biologically female.
73%
I don't, I am not biologically female.
13%
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Published: September 10, 2014
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Skkon's avatar
I imagine as I grow older I'll start taking them, but right now it's not too important!
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SpitfiresOnIce|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Understandable :)
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LightAnimaux|Student Digital Artist
I don't, but honestly, I do want some sort of birth control. I'm a virgin and WANT TO KEEP IT THAT WAY but apparently if you take birth control, your periods get better and become less frequent and then DISAPPEAR. I hate periods. My doctor recommended me to a gyn to discuss going on the pill but I don't want to go to a gynecologist... //sobs
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SpitfiresOnIce|Hobbyist Digital Artist
They don't disappear until you actually enter your menopause, sorry... At least not on general birth control pills.
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LightAnimaux|Student Digital Artist
My doctor said birth control pills can make your period go away though
You just don't take the sugar pill in the pack that you're suppose to on the last day of the month.
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SpitfiresOnIce|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't have the sugar pill you're talking about Owo
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I take them, but not to control birth. It's because I kinda lost way too much blood because my periods were super irregular and one got WAYYYYYY too heavy..... I think it's helping because once in a while, I forget a pill, but it usually takes 2 days of forgetting/placebo to start me.

What kinda makes it worse, is usually when I feel sick, I just ignore it and it goes away, so when I got anemic from blood loss, I kinda just let myself continue to bleed heavily until I kinda half fainted and collapsed and could barely walk from dizziness. And then I had to get an IV and stay overnight in a hospital. (and I freaking hate hospitals. >.>) Then after the thing, I've gotten like tons of blood tests, but all comes out normal, so we're hoping the pills will regulate me.
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SpitfiresOnIce|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hopefully!
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Yup. that was not a fun experience. I hate needles so much. >.>
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TheGhoulAvenue|Student Digital Artist
I take them although I never had to worry about getting pregnant *foreveralone*
I had to take them because the pain was absolutely terrible, like something was ripping my guts out, even with pain killers (the pain would stay the same but there would be breaks between when it hurts and they simply got longer with pain killers until it went away, took way too long) and I almost passed out a few times and was always feeling dizzy, it was awful D:
I have ones where theres a little break in between though so I still get my period but it is not as terrible anymore. :'D
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SpitfiresOnIce|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hah, I don't take them for that either obviously :XD:
I think most pills still have the period break, it wouldn't be healthy otherwise.
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TheGhoulAvenue|Student Digital Artist
Yeah, it seems healthier :p
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Nekomira|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have been offered them in many occasions, because my menstruation is an absolute hell...I will not go into details, but I can say that nearly every "side effect" you can get during that time I have it or have had it.
But I do not take pill, for I do not wish to. I am sort of against them, for some reason ^^' Partly because I do not want to have anything in body that does not belong there..Unless it is absolutely unavoidable, such as some vaccines or pain killers..
Though, I only take a pain killer if the pain is unbearable... And the sad thing is I am not very good at dealing with pain kdjfgjh But I usually suffer for as long as I can before I take the medication.
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SpitfiresOnIceEdited |Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't really want it either, and my period wasn't THAT bad except for being rather heavy, long-lasting and irregular, but I don't really get any side effects from the pill, so it's alright I guess. x3
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Nekomira|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh yes, that makes sense. ^^'
It is a good thing you do not get any of the side effects ouo I think that is also one of the reasons why I do not want it, the fear of getting the side effects jfgk
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Aravil1|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am a guy but I can state my opinion based on the knowledge I have:

They are quite popular here (especially the "double") pills, since either girls want to have another layer of protection or guys don't want to protect themselves (you should know what I mean) which is sad...
They (the pills) can be bought in pharmacy only with a medical prescription
"The pills after" are also available but not that easy to get
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SpitfiresOnIce|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, thanks for the knowledge, but I knew those things, and I wasn't asking for information about them... xP
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Aravil1|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay xP
I am a guy and don't take oral contraceptives. I don't know of any for men XDD
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Unbreakable-Warrior|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't. Never did, never will.
I don't see the point of that being physically female and with another female xD I've heard to many things about girls getting HUGE or having any kind of problem to even consider taking it; and irregular periods aren't bothering me that much really (who would complain about 3 months without that shit?? xD) soooo.. No. 
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TheGhoulAvenue|Student Digital Artist
I had to take them because I had the most awful period pains. I dont even have a boyfriend or worry about irregular periods, its just the pain that was even hard to stop with pain killlers, and me feeling dizzy and almost passing out a few times :U Now its alright
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Unbreakable-Warrior|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pain killers won't work for me; I need special medicine that is like three times the price of normal pain killers to have something decent.
Though the pain is still enough to keep me from sitting for more than 30 minutes without feeling nauseous, I don't feel like it's necessary to take the pill.
It's only a few days every months or so after all (sometimes twice a month, sometimes nothing for a few months). ^^
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TheGhoulAvenue|Student Digital Artist
Mine lasted for a week each time so yeah xD Not fun
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SpitfiresOnIce|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hah, understandable xD
My mom told me to take it a few years ago, so I didn't really choose it. I still wonder about the side effects though.
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Aravil1|Hobbyist Digital Artist
the side effects are not that bad. If taken properly, there are no side effects.
However, they contain hormones, so you should consult a doctor. Having irregular peroids may also mean the failure of oral contraceptives, so in any cases of that, girl should always consult a doctor
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