Social media brings awareness to many health conditions, which can have good and bad repercussions. The latest myth being spread by "influencers" online is that taking hormonal contraceptives causes infertility and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
Does birth control cause PCOS? Experts say there is no truth to this claim.
"I think this myth is kept alive by those who benefit or profit from perpetuating it and causing fear," said Amy Roskin, M.D., an OB-GYN and the chief medical officer at Seven Starling, a women's health digital platform with headquarters in New York City.
"Pill-induced PCOS" and "post-pill PCOS" are terms that get thrown around the internet, but they are not medically recognized conditions. In fact, physicians often recommend birth control pills to help treat the symptoms of PCOS.
Additionally, there is no connection between birth control pills