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No. This is a very popular myth that even sexuality educators and doctors repeat. A recent study, “Combination Contraceptives: Effects on Weight,” debunked this myth by analyzing data from studies from around the world.
This myth probably has stuck because people of all ages tend to gain weight over time, whether they are using birth control or not. So, when someone is taking the Pill and they gain weight, guess who gets the blame? The Pill.
There are many factors that lead to weight gain, such as changes in eating and/or exercise habits. This is especially true for teens who are going through puberty at the same time they are taking the Pill. What seems like weight gain from the Pill is actually weight gain from normal development that happens during puberty.
Still not convinced? Read a summary of the article for yourself!
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