Birth Control Pills Could Be Shrinking the Hypothalamus in Women

A new study shows that women who take an oral contraceptive have a significant difference from those who do not take the pill: their hypothalamus is much smaller. Does the birth control pill have an adverse effect on the brains of women taking it? This is suggested by a study conducted by the Gruss Magnetic Resonance Research Center at Albert Einstein University of Medicine in New York and presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). According to its authors, women who take the pill have a much smaller hypothalamus than those who do not … Continue reading Birth Control Pills Could Be Shrinking the Hypothalamus in Women