SIDE EFFECTS

Study: Birth Control May Affect Memory

Hormonal birth control may alter the memory of women who take it, according to researchers at the University of California. Contraceptives don’t make women more or less forgetful, but they changed the nature of memory: women on birth control were more likely to remember the “gist” of an emotional event, while the non-users were more likely to remember details. "It's a change in the type of information they remember, not a deficit," one of the researchers said.