[quote="Karen10, post:1, topic:221865"]
My doctor suspects I have endometriosis. Is there any hormonal treatment that won't abort a baby if one is conceived? I know I can take ABC for medical reasons, but I can't stand the thought of killing my child. I used to think that forms of the Pill that were not the Mini-Pill were safe, but lately I am reading that no Pill is safe--is this correct?
Remember above all it is important to talk to your physician about all of this. She/he has the experience and will best be able to answer your questions.
When you say no Pill is "safe," do you mean safe from abortion? If so, then you are correct. The primary way BC pills work is by suppressing ovulation, which does NOT involve any abortifacient actions. However, a secondary way they work (should ovulation occur) is though "transforming a proliferative endometrium into a secretory endometrium," which basically means the endometrial lining will be highly unlikely to allow a fertilized egg to implant (thereby aborting it).
It is true though that you could take the Pill since you would be using it for medicinal purposes and not for contraceptive purposes. As an alternative, maybe you could try taking an NSAID (e.g. Aleve--naproxen, Motrin--ibuprofen, Mobic--meloxicam, etc...) if your endometriosis is not too severe. These anti-inflammatory medicines are designed to reduce bleeding, inflammation, and pain. If you do not have a severe form of the disease, maybe you could speak to your doctor about starting with one of these medications instead.