The Birth Control Pill has liberated women by making it possible to control when to have children. But using the pill is not without a prize, for many, who experience several side effects to its use. Recently scientific studies have shown that using the pill, and other kinds of hormonal contraceptives increase the risk of depression, doubles the suicide rate and change the serotonin receptors related to feelings of joy and satisfaction, as well as changing the level of the love hormone, Oxytocin and the stress hormone, Cortisol. Meet the scientists behind and get to know all about it, in this episode of The Science and Cocktails Podcast.
A Science and Cocktails production.
Funded by The Novo Nordisk Foundation
Vibe Frøkjær, Associate Professor, MD, at Dept. Neurology and Neurobiology Research Unit at Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet
Charlotte Wessel Skovlund, PhD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet
Michael Winterdahl, Associate Professor in Neuroimaging at Arhus University Hospital
Journalist, Sound designer and producer; Sofie Hjorth
Music composers; Hjalte Bested Møller and Sofie Hjorth