project . 2020 - 2025 . On going

BECONTRA

How Birth Control Pills Affect the Female Brain
Open Access mandate for Publications European Commission
  • Funder: European CommissionProject code: 850953 Call for proposal: ERC-2019-STG
  • Funded under: H2020 | ERC | ERC-STG Overall Budget: 1,499,730 EURFunder Contribution: 1,499,730 EUR
  • Status: On going
  • Start Date
    01 Jun 2020
    End Date
    31 May 2025
  • Detailed project information (CORDIS)
  • Open Access mandate
    Research Data: No
Description
Birth control pills have been on the market for almost 60 years now and are used by almost 200 million women worldwide. Particularly, the use of birth control pills increases among adolescents. However, the effects of birth control pills on the brain have widely been ignored. It was my own research that found the first indication that birth control pills affect female brain structure and masculinize female brain function. Furthermore, I recently obtained evidence that these changes are strongly dependent on the type of synthetic hormone contained in birth control pills and might affect some brain areas, like the hippocampus, beyond the duration of contraceptive ...
Partners
Description
Birth control pills have been on the market for almost 60 years now and are used by almost 200 million women worldwide. Particularly, the use of birth control pills increases among adolescents. However, the effects of birth control pills on the brain have widely been ignored. It was my own research that found the first indication that birth control pills affect female brain structure and masculinize female brain function. Furthermore, I recently obtained evidence that these changes are strongly dependent on the type of synthetic hormone contained in birth control pills and might affect some brain areas, like the hippocampus, beyond the duration of contraceptive ...
Partners
Any information missing or wrong?Report an Issue