New research finds hormonal birth control changes social and emotional behaviors as well as sexual function in women.
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Link to Studies Mentioned:
Alvergne, A. & Lummaa, V. Does the contraceptive pill alter mate choice in humans? Trends Ecol Evol 25, 171–179 (2010).
Moldenhauer, L. M. et al. Regulatory T Cell Proportion and Phenotype Are Altered in Women Using Oral Contraception. Endocrinology 163, bqac098 (2022).
Øjvind, L., Ellen, L., Aksel, J., Wessel, S. C. & Niels, K. Thrombotic Stroke and Myocardial Infarction with Hormonal Contraception. New Engl J Med 366, 2257–2266 (2012).
00:00 Hormonal birth control may be weakening society.
03:15 Women cycling without birth control were attracted to more masculine men.
05:35 Most birth control pills are synthetic progesterone, which has health impacts.
07:15 Follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone (which benefits the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Ovarian axis) are chronically suppressed with hormonal contraceptives.
07:40 It may take up to 90 or more days to normalize the HPA axis after stopping hormonal birth control.
08:45 Oral contraceptives may also contain estrogen, which suppresses the release follicle-stimulating hormone from the pituitary.
09:00 Increased risk of stroke and heart attack is linked with hormonal birth control.
09:40 Regulatory T cells are suppressed in women using hormonal birth control.
11:45 Women on the pill are attracted to less masculine genetically similar individuals, potentially leading to infertility or health problems in children.