Let’s start with the positives when you’re on the pill. Effective contraception is one of the most effective contraceptives provided you take it properly. It regulates your period so it helps women with irregular periods. Women with heavy, painful periods. Similarly, it has benefits and is meant to alleviate those problems. These are short term benefits Long term benefits include things like protection against cancer of the womb and cancer of the ovary. The thing about cancer of the ovary is that even when women stop taking the pill, the protection lasts for 30 years. Of course, that protection begins to wane the longer you’ve stopped the pill. But there is still some protection up to 30 years, and studies have shown that. The negative thing about taking the pill is breast cancer. Women who go on the pill, there’s a small increase in breast cancer So, women who have a strong family history of breast cancer shouldn’t be on the pill. Be it the pill or any form of hormone treatment. The other benefit that I’ve got to mention is that the pill also does reduce the incidence of things like fibroids, benign cysts in the ovary So, being on the pill actually has more benefits than negative ones.