Birth control is not a benign medication and carries significant risks for special members of the public. It is thrombogenic, meaning in can increase the risk of clot formation. This is particularly concerning in women who also smoke, as this increases the risk of clots as well. Dosing is often fine-tuned to each individual as typical birth control has two components - estrogen and progesterone - which have different effects. The amount of each is adjusted according to side-effects and symptoms. There are many drug interactions, some quite significant, that should be understood. I would love to see faster review of medications, but would prefer to have a class of drugs kept behind the pharmacy counter for required counseling and review instead of generally available.