This Is Your Brain on Birth Control

This book will help women make more informed decisions about their health, whether they're on the pill or off of it.

This Is Your Brain on Birth Control

This Is Your Brain on Birth Control

An eye-opening book that reveals crucial information every woman taking hormonal birth control should know This groundbreaking book sheds light on how hormonal birth control affects women--and the world around them--in ways we are just now beginning to understand. By allowing women to control their fertility, the birth control pill has revolutionized women's lives. Women are going to college, graduating, and entering the workforce in greater numbers than ever before, and there's good reason to believe that the birth control pill has a lot to do with this. But there's a lot more to the pill than meets the eye. Although women go on the pill for a small handful of targeted effects (pregnancy prevention and clearer skin, yay!), sex hormones can't work that way. Sex hormones impact the activities of billions of cells in the body at once, many of which are in the brain. There, they play a role in influencing attraction, sexual motivation, stress, hunger, eating patterns, emotion regulation, friendships, aggression, mood, learning, and more. This means that being on the birth control pill makes women a different version of themselves than when they are off of it. And this is a big deal. For instance, women on the pill have a dampened cortisol spike in response to stress. While this might sound great (no stress!), it can have negative implications for learning, memory, and mood. Additionally, because the pill influences who women are attracted to, being on the pill may inadvertently influence who women choose as partners, which can have important implications for their relationships once they go off it. Sometimes these changes are for the better . . . but other times, they're for the worse. By changing what women's brains do, the pill also has the ability to have cascading effects on everything and everyone that a woman encounters. This means that the reach of the pill extends far beyond women's own bodies, having a major impact on society and the world. This paradigm-shattering book provides an even-handed, science-based understanding of who women are, both on and off the pill. It will change the way that women think about their hormones and how they view themselves. It also serves as a rallying cry for women to demand more information from science about how their bodies and brains work and to advocate for better research. This book will help women make more informed decisions about their health, whether they're on the pill or off of it.

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This Is Your Brain on Birth Control
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Sarah Hill
Categories: Health & Fitness
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-10-01 - Publisher: Penguin

An eye-opening book that reveals crucial information every woman taking hormonal birth control should know This groundbreaking book sheds light on how hormonal birth control affects women--and the world around them--in ways we are just now beginning to understand. By allowing women to control their fertility, the birth control pill
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Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Sarah E. Hill
Categories: Health & Fitness
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-09-05 - Publisher:

'It's time for all of us to join together to ask science for some new choices and for more information about what happens to us with the choices we have. We shouldn't have to change who we are to protect ourselves from pregnancy, and we should know enough about how
This Is Your Brain on Birth Control (MR-EXP)
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Sarah E. Hill
Categories: HEALTH & FITNESS
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-10 - Publisher: Avery

"An eye-opening book that reveals crucial information every woman taking hormonal birth control should know. This groundbreaking book sheds light on how birth control affects women--and the world around them--in ways we are only just beginning to understand. By allowing women to control their fertility, the birth control pill has
This Is Your Brain on Parasites
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Kathleen McAuliffe
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-06-07 - Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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This Is Your Brain On Music
Language: en
Pages: 300
Authors: Daniel J. Levitin
Categories: Music
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