I personally am on who had to take birth control pills when I was a teen due to heavy menstrual cycles that would literally keep me in bed for seven days a week every month. Do you know how hard it is to try and keep up with school when you are missing that much? I also want you to know that I did not sleep around I was just happy to be able to graduate high school with my class. Have you ever thought of the pain that goes along with these cycles? By the time I had my hysterectomy I would bleed three weeks out of a month and utilize tampons and baby diapers just to be able to go to work and support my family. I do not believe in abortion and never will however; I do believe that the pill can cause serious side affects but I for one was willing to take a chance so I did not miss out on things and only had a period for seven days versus 21 days.