Birth-Control Bummer? The Pill May Affect Attractiveness, but Don't Give Up on Oral Contraceptives Yet

File this one under "most unexpected side effect": birth-control pills both lower a woman's attractiveness and inhibit her ability to choose a good mate. That's the claim put forward by a study in this month's Trends in Ecology and Evolution. The review examines the surprisingly large body of research previously conducted on the relationship between birth control and female attractiveness. Taken as a whole, the studies suggest "oral contraceptives could interfere....
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