Can hormonal imbalances be treated with birth control pills?

By Andrea Rodrigo BSc, MSc.
Last Update: 12/07/2016

Yes, in some cases adolescent girls and women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, primary ovarian insufficiency (POI), irregular menstrual periods, amenhorrhea, acne, menstrual cramps or premenstrual syndrome (PMS) are prescribed birth control pills to lower their hormone levels, and therefore regulare their menstrual periods.

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BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia along with the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Postgraduate course in Medical Genetics.
Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia along with the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Postgraduate course in Medical Genetics.
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