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What are some benefits of monophasic birth control pills?

Eva B. Cwynar, MD
Internal Medicine
Monophasic birth control pills provides the same amount of hormones throughout the cycle, which means there are fewer mood swings; women bleed for a maximum of four days a month, which is a lifestyle benefit; and it causes less weight gain than other types of pills. In addition, monophasic birth control decreases libido less than biphasic or triphasic pills (in which levels of estrogen and progestin vary during each cycle). Monophasic pills don't affect sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) as much as the others do, which means it has less binding potential with testosterone -- in other words, one stays hornier when taking monophasic birth control.
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