Relationships Last Longer on Birth Control Pills

Sounds like Pharma continues to push the pill down women’s throats.  Adolescent women have told me they cannot go in for an annual without their doctor’s pushing BCP’s and Gardasil.  Since when did doctor’s became pharma reps? BTW – relationships may last longer on BCPS’ because women’s flat line on them.  No hormone fluctuation…no emotion. Like zombies….

Birth Control Pills Have Lasting Effects on Relationships

Using oral contraceptives may affect relationship satisfaction

Scientific American
By Janelle Weaver
March 27, 2012

Birth-control pills are known to affect women’s taste in men, at least in laboratory experiments. Now a study of real-world couples suggests that this pill-related preference change could have long-term consequences for a relationship’s quality and outcome.

In the lab, women using oral contraceptives show a weaker preference for masculine men—those with high testosterone levels and the corresponding physical hallmarks—than their non-pill-using counterparts. To investigate this issue in a real-world setting, psychologist S. Craig Roberts of the University of Stirling in Scotland and his collaborators gave online surveys to more than 2,500 women from various countries.

According to the results, published online October 12 in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, participants who used hormonal contraceptives while choosing their partner were less attracted to him and less sexually satisfied during their relationship than were individuals who did not use hormonal birth control. Pill users were happier with their mate’s financial support and other nonsexual aspects of the relationship, however, and they were less likely to separate.

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Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.