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Social media will tell you birth control causes mental health issues, weight gain and infertility – here are the facts

By Christopher O'Sullivan, Lecturer in Nursing, Manchester Metropolitan University
Social media is full of bad advice when it comes to your health. With so much of this content created by influencers who don’t actually have medical qualifications, it’s no wonder that misinformation about health spreads so easily online.

In recent years, there’s been a rise in misinformation about hormonal contraceptives on social media. Some women are reportedly even stopping their birth control as a result of misleading posts they’ve seen on TikTok and Instagram.…The Conversation

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