Yasmin

06 Jul: Yaz vs Yasmin: Which is Right For You?

  Yaz and Yasmin are both very popular and highly effective birth control programs. While they share many similarities, they also have some differences to take into account before choosing one over the other. Both Yaz and Yasmin prevent pregnancy with an effectiveness rate of more than 99 percent and are the only birth control pills on the market to use drospirenone. They are both combination pills that use a combination of the hormones drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol. They operate on a monophasic cycle which means the active pills all contain the same dose of hormones and the inactive pills are taken to simply keep you remembering to stay on your program. One difference between Yaz and Yasmin is in…

13 Oct: Un-natural selection: birth control pills may affect choice of mate

A new paper in the scholarly journal Trends in Ecology and Evolution suggests that oral contraceptives may influence women’s choice of mates, with potentially enormous effects on their quality of life and their ultimate reproductive success. Commonly used hormonal birth control methods such as Yasmin, Seasonale, Ortho Tri Cyclen, Nuvaring and Loestrin, while extremely effective at preventing unwanted pregnancy, may well have previously unsuspected effects on a woman’s choices of both long-term and short-term partners. This is of interest to the more than 100 million women around the globe who use oral contraceptives, and their sexual partners, too. The paper, published October 9th, was authored by biologists Dr. Alexandra Alvergne and Dr. Virpi Lummaa at the University of Sheffield in…