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Despite their safety, birth control pills are associated with several side effects

May 20, 2020

Birth control pills are an effective and safe form of birth control; however, they are associated with a number of side effects, including mood alterations.

A recent research study from Aarhus University has shown that women who take birth control pills have a much higher level of the hormone oxytocin, also called the love hormone, in their blood compared to non-users. This study, published in Scientific Reports, helps to understand why birth control pills affect emotional life.

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