Athletes of all levels have considered whether their choice of birth control might influence how they train, recover, and perform. But the answer is complicated. Here’s what you need to know.
Approximately half of athletes who menstruate are using a hormonal contraceptive. How does using hormonal birth control affect athletic performance? We asked the experts to break down what we know - and don't know - about hormonal contraceptives for endurance athletes.
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It's worth considering what we know about oral contraceptives and running. Here's a look at the pros and cons from a runner's perspective.