Stop taking the pill: What happens in your body when you stop taking the pill


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  • More and more women are deciding against hormones and choosing to stop taking the pill.
  • Some experience side effects after they stop taking it.
  • We explain what happens in your body when you stop taking the pill.

Although it is one of the safest contraceptives, more and more women are having doubts about the pill. The list of side effects is long, and recent studies show increasingly clear evidence of links between taking the pill and diseases such as thrombosis or depression.

As a result, the attitude of many women towards hormonal contraceptive methods is changing: According to a recent survey by the Federal Centre for Health Education, 55 percent of German women are aware of the negative effects of the contraceptive pill on the body. A further 38 percent of women who use the pill also...

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