The same article goes on to say:
'While these stories are interesting, there are two major problems associated with anecdotal evidence. First, for every "birth control screwed me up story," there's probably an "I didn't notice anything" story. There are even probably an equivalent number of "the pill saved my life" stories.'
"To help you think through some of these consequences, I've interviewed five athletes about their personal experiences with prescription birth control.
Sure, I could've written a scientific article on the subject and reviewed all the relevant literature. However, science deals in means. In other words, it takes the average of all the responses of all the test subjects and reports those. And while this can give us a good picture of what most women can expect when, say, taking the pill, it doesn't do a great job of telling us what happens to each individual person."
The gist of the article is, if you're on bc pills and recognize yourself in the stories of women who have had difficulties with the synthetic hormones, difficulties that disappeared once they ceased taking the pill, then consider stopping. If you don't have the same issues, keep on keeping on.
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