The Pill Makes You Smarter and 4 More Reasons to Stay On It

the pillLike most women I know, I went off the pill to try to get pregnant.

And then after, I had the option: go back on or try something different for my contraceptive needs.

Turns out I should have gone back to popping a pill once a day.

The pill, a new study says, makes you smarter.


MRI scans on some 3.5 million women found taking the pill results in increases in the size of certain parts of the brain by about 3 percent -- parts that were linked to conversational skills and memory.

Are you dialing up your doc for your prescription alternative to ginko?

The pill already has an avid fanship among women who don't necessarily need the contraception side but love the side effects. They use it:

1. To clear up the skin.

2. To keep their mood swings in check.

3. To reduce the period pain.

4. To lighten heavy periods.

New studies that show it reduces the risk of cancer don't hurt either.

Would you consider taking the pill for something other than contraception?


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