Are there side effects of birth control pills for teenagers?
By Attia @ Planned Parenthood | April 13, 2021, 7:09 p.m.
Category: Birth Control
The birth control pill has positive side effects for teens going through puberty. The pill can help with acne, ease cramps and PMS, and make your periods lighter and more regular.
Other common side effects of the pill, no matter your age, include headaches, sore breasts, nausea, and changes in your periods. These side effects usually go away after the first 2-3 months of using the pill.
Ask your doctor or nurse, like the staff at your local Planned Parenthood health center, if you have any concerns about using the pill. You can also keep track of any potential side effects with our birth control app, Spot On.