047 – Contraception: a doctor’s perspective on the harms and risks of hormonal birth control

12 Aug 047 – Contraception: a doctor’s perspective on the harms and risks of hormonal birth control

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Acne?

Irregular cycles?

Avoiding pregnancy?

There are hundreds of reasons that doctors prescribe hormonal birth control. But, are all of these uses worth the harms and risks associated with these medications?

Dr. Susan Caldwell says no. She joins the show today to explain why hormonal birth control is just bad medicine.

Resources:

Dr. Susan Caldwellwebsite

Scientific American: Birth Control Pills Affect Women’s Taste in Men – link

Psychology Today: Do Contraceptive Pills Affect Attraction? – link

[Video] Attraction 101: How The Pill Affects Your Dating Choices – link

American Cancer Society: Known and Probable Human Carcinogens – link

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