Birth control is a very necessary part of our society, but some methods are definitely healthier than others. The most popular and doctor recommended form of birth control is, of course, the pill. Some women don’t even take it for birth control; it is also prescribed for acne and menstrual cycle regulation. Over 60% of women age 15-29 use the pill (Source). I, myself, took the pill to control my acne for 8 years as recommended by my family doctor. But just because it is popular and widely used doesn’t mean its completely safe; there are some real health problems that come with taking the pill. Many women, my younger self included, don’t know what they are signing up for when they begin taking the pill. Here are 7 ways the pill can affect your health.