Aside from preventing pregnancy, depending on the birth control option that you use, there are lots of benefits related to birth control use. Some of the pills that you use will make your periods very, very short and very light and predictable. They prevent endometrial and ovarian cancer. And if you're going on a cruise with your boyfriend and you decide you don't want to have your period that month, you can take the pills continuously, skip the placebo, and start a new pack of pills, and you don't get your period that month. And while that sounds strange and concerning that you don't get your period, it is perfectly safe to skip your period so long as you're taking your pills consistently. And there are other forms of birth control that you can use that can have the same benefits as well.
My favorite benefit of birth control is what it does for your skin. The birth control options that have the best effect on your skin, meaning that you have the least amount of acne, are birth control options that have both estrogen and progesterone. These birth control options do wonderful things for your skin. The changes in your hormones that cause you to have changes in your skin are no longer a problem when you take combined hormonal birth control options.