I was 25 when I had my first gynecologist appointment, and it was the doctor who suggested and prescribed birth control for me. She's been my gynecologist for almost 10 years now. "It felt like the normal thing to do, to be honest. I was aware of the birth control treatment. I also expected the doctor to prescribe it to me because I suffered from menstrual issues for years and read that the pill helps with that but still I had certain doubts because of the limited access to modern spacing contraceptives, social norms, perceived side effects, and lack of family and partner’s involvement at this stage. However, my doctor made me feel like it wasn't a big deal. She cleared my all myths, misconceptions, and my negative attitude towards specific contraceptives. I went through a blood test first. "The symptoms for the first year were horrible. I experience a lot of anxiety, weight gain, and horrible mood swings. A year later, I was prescribed new generation tri-phasic Ethinyl estradiol that has better cycle control and a reduced incidence of androgenic side effects compared with norethindrone or levonorgestrel. I've been on it for almost nine years and I experienced minimal or no side effects. My periods are fine and regular and I lost the weight almost immediately. I had really good luck with cyclic OCP and never experienced any negative side effects.