Medically reviewed by Sophia Yen, MD, MPH – Written by Pandia Health Editorial Team

When you are on birth control pills, you choose someone that is more likely to provide. When you come off the pill, if your partner was not good looking, then your sex life/attraction might be less.

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Summary of interview with Sarah E. Hill, research psychologist and professor, Department of Psychology, Texas Christian University who has written the book: “This Is Your Brain on Birth Control: The Surprising Science of Women, Hormones, and the Law of Unintended Consequences.” 

Women on the pill have no cortisol response to stress.

Before the birth control pill, women were only 10% of higher education students. Birth Control has allowed women to plan their education and not worry about their education being interrupted. 20 yrs after the introduction of the birth control pill, now women are 50% of college students. Click here to read about how birth control has expanded opportunity for women in college.

Listen to the whole interview here!

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