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Until this point, the long-term effects of oral contraceptive pills have never been studied.

Birth control pills may be making part of your brain smaller

The study provides insights into some potential long-term consequences of oral contraceptive use, but was small and preliminary.

Birth-control pills could add 10 million doses of hormones to our wastewater every day. Some of that estrogen may wind up in our taps.

Hormones from birth-control pills travel through our showers, toilets, and washing machines to local wastewater facilities.
"A gap of seven days or more between [birth control pill] refills could put women at high risks for pregnancies, and that's not unique to women veterans," Dr. Borrero told INSIDER.

Your birth control pill could make you feel less sexy — and it could also make you less attractive to potential partners

Studies have also shown men may act differently towards women who are on the pill versus those who aren't, especially when it comes to dating.
"A gap of seven days or more between [birth control pill] refills could put women at high risks for pregnancies, and that's not unique to women veterans," Dr. Borrero told INSIDER.

Giving women only 3 months of birth control at a time may waste millions of dollars and lead to hundreds of unintended pregnancies. Year-long prescrip...

Health insurance providers offer short-term supplies as a money-saving measure, but new data suggests offering a year of pills is more cost effective.

A male birth control pill that dramatically lowers testosterone levels is moving forward into a 3-month trial

A male birth control pill is moving forward to a phase-2 FDA-approved trial after a group of men tried it for a month. Like women, some men gained weight.