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This is a frequent problem for younger teens, whose pelvic structure is not always developed enough for a baby to exit the uterus through the vagina, and who often give birth in rural health clinics or at home without proper obstetric care. If these fistulas are not corrected—and they are rarely corrected in lessdeveloped countries—these girls and women may become incontinent (unable to control their flow of urine or feces). The Health Benefits of Birth Control constant dribble of urine and feces can make them susceptible to disease, and the odor can make them outcasts in their communities.

Most pre-invasive lesions do not progress to cervical cancer—they either stop progressing or they actually regress back to the original normal state. Studies have found an increased association between use of birth control pills and both pre-invasive cervical lesions and invasive cervical cancer. It is very difficult to determine if this increased association can be translated into an increased risk. No firm data has shown a higher rate of progression to cancer from pre-invasive lesions among women who use birth control pills.

Doctors often use birth control pills for this purpose, especially in teens and younger women with no risk factors that would make them poor candidates for pill use. Birth control pills both regulate the menstrual period and generally lead to less bleeding. 35 36 BIRTH CONTROL PILLS Reduced Menstrual Bleeding It is generally agreed that 60% to 80% of women who use birth control pills experience less bleeding during their menstrual periods than non-pill users. On average, they lose 50% to 60% as much blood as non-pill users.

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