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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and Hormonal Birth Control

Written by Toni Sicola.

Hormonal birth control is typically steroid hormone used to prevent pregnancy by affecting the endocrine system. Originally consumed in the form of pills, birth control now can enter the system through wearing a skin patch or inserting a vaginal hormonal ring.

Effect of Hormonal Birth Control on Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Hormonal birth control is another common treatment for PCOS, however it tends to simply mask the symptoms, rather than actually attack the root of the problem as Metformin does.

Women exhibiting hyperandrogenic manifestations, such as facial hair and adult acne tend to find some relief of symptoms with hormonal birth control. Recent small studies have shown that hormonal birth control can exacerbate insulin resistance, so whether or not it will be phased out in the future remains to be seen.

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