There are many women on birth control around the world. The pill uses progestin and estrogen or progestin alone. The pill prevents pregnancy by preventing ovulation. The ‘ pill’ of today contains little or no estrogen. Today, there are fewer side effects of weight gain and mood swings than in the earlier days of the pill use
It is not expensive - less than $10 for those without health insurance if you obtain at a local community health center. If used correctly it is 97 % effective. I would check its content on gluten for those with celiac disease or severe gluten sensitivity.
There is a risk of developing a blood clot also called thrombosis ( especially if the pill has estrogens) For those that have a methylation defect , or MTHFR 677 you should not go on the pill. This is especially important for homozygous MTHFR +/+ 677 These individuals should NOT go on birth control