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The obvious benefit of birth control pills is that they help to prevent pregnancy, but they offer other advantages to women as well. Talk to your gynecologist about some of the benefits of taking birth control pills to see if they could be right for you.

Watch this video to learn about some of the advantages of taking birth control pills. In addition to pregnancy prevention, your birth control pill can make your periods lighter and more regular, help to prevent acne, and let you skip your period when you’re on vacation.

Keep in mind that birth control pills don’t provide protection against HIV or other STDs, and you will still need STD testing if you have risk factors for contracting a disease. Explore all of your birth control options by calling Washington Surgi-Clinic for an appointment with a gynecologist in Washington, D.C. You can reach us today at (202) 659-9403.