The Birth Control Controversy: An MD Perspective



This is the first post in a series of three about birth control. It became apparent in Season One of the Fempower Health Podcast that there's a lot of questions and potential controversy about birth control.


I wanted to get an MD perspective, a period expert perspective, and then the last one ends with a new innovation in birth control for you to consider. Here, I talk to Dr. Sophia Yen, who is an adolescent medicine specialist and co-founder of Pandia Health.


Georgie Kovacs: What are the benefits of birth control outside of preventing pregnancy?


Dr Sophia Yen: I listened to your interview with Dr. Briden, and I agreed with many of her points, and then she said some things, and I was like, I'd like to see the paper on that. I felt that there was definitely common ground on “to each their own.” But my belief is that the benefits outweigh the risks. The latest papers h