Hormonal Birth Control and Weight Gain, we finally have the proof!
Have you ever complained to your medical practitioner that your hormonal birth control is causing weight gain (only to be told that this couldn’t be true!)?
Hormonal birth control was created in the 1950s, and ever since, many of us have been complaining that it causes weight gain. In fact, it’s one of the most commonly cited reasons for stopping hormonal birth control.
But until very recently we haven’t had any proof. A large study published in 2021, tested different forms of birth control against a control and found that some forms did indeed lead to weight gain.
Now not all hormonal birth control is made equal. In this episode, I’ll explain the types of birth control that have been found to cause weight gain and the nitty-gritty mechanisms behind how they can mess with your weight.
But don’t worry, we’re not here to just scare you and leave you hanging. There are other hormonal birth control options that don’t increase weight, and of course non hormonal contraception and ways of managing your PCOS too.
I’ll also chat about alternative birth control options and ways to manage the potential side effects of hormonal birth control so you can make informed decisions about your reproductive health.
So, buckle up and get ready to hear the good oil on birth control and weight gain.
In this episode we’ll cover:
- New research showing the link between certain hormonal birth controls and weight gain
- How to manage the potential side effects of hormonal birth control
- Hormonal birth control options that don’t increase weight
- Non-hormonal contraception and ways of managing your PCOS
- and more!
This episode is for you if:
- You have experienced weight gain while on hormonal birth control
- You aren’t sure if your birth control is linked to your weight gain
- You want to explore other birth control options
- You want to learn to manage your weight while on birth control and other PCOS symptoms
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