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Birth control pill shrinks part of brain that controls sex drive: research

1 month ago   |   By New York Post

The pill shrinks the part of the brain that controls your sex drive, according to new research. Top scientists found that women taking the contraceptive pill have a significantly smaller hypothalamus - a brain region responsible for regulating hormones. Damage to the hypothalamus can wreak havoc with a women's sex drive, mood, appetite, heart rate...
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Your birth control pills may be making the part of your brain responsible for sex drive and appetite smaller

Your birth control pills may be making the part of your brain responsible for sex drive and appetite smaller

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Researchers found that young women who use oral contraceptive pills, or OCPs, have smaller key areas of the brain than young women who do not use birth control pills.
Of the 50 young women studied, women who use OCPs had a smaller hypothalamus - the area of the brain that controls hormone production, mood, appetite, sex drive , heart rate, and sleep cycles.
Primary researcher Dr. Michael Lipton said it's too early in the stages of research to draw conclusive implications from the data, though.
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