Nowadays the birth control pill is one of the best known and most prescribed medications. Nearly every women has tried the pill. Most women take it daily starting in their mid-teens and stop using it as they reach menopause. But only a few of them know how this drug actually works or which side effects it can cause. The pill has a major influence on every organ in our body and still most people probably would not even consider it a drug.
Due to personal health problems I experienced while on the pill and my growing concerns about its side effects, I decided to make my final project about the effects of hormonal contraceptives – especially the pill – on the female body. The aim was to create a critical view of the mostly favorably perceived birth control pill and present alternatives to hormonal birth control. This project seeks to inspire women to take better care of their own body and help them choose their preferred method of birth control with awareness.