Episode #18: PCOS & Birth Control 

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PCOS & Birth Control

What you’ll learn in this episode

Hormonal birth control is the primary option offered by health care providers to assist women with PCOS symptoms. But there is a lot to consider when deciding whether to start or stop taking hormonal birth control. How to manage the symptoms. How to prevent pregnancy without having to use hormones and so much more.

That my friend is why this episode will cover all things hormonal birth control and PCOS and how to ultimately create the lifestyle that works for you!

Hormonal Birth Control 

So there are many types and formulations of hormonal birth control that we will go over as well as how they may be helpful or detrimental for managing PCOS symptoms

  • The Pill
  • The Implant 
  • The Ring
  • The IUD 
  • The Patch
  • The Shot

Remember that the hormones these options attempt to replicate are only the tip of the iceberg for hormone balancing. This means they are 

Recovering from Hormonal Birth Control

This usually takes a minimum of 3 months and that isn’t uncommon for women without PCOS as well. With PCOS however it can take six months or even up to a year or more depending on the degree of imbalance of your hormones. But the good news is that you can actually do a lot of the recovery even while on birth control. And we cover that in this episode. So go ahead and listen now!

Resources & References Mentioned in this episode

Take the PCOS Root cause quiz to learn what your body needs to heal

Results are not guaranteed. Please see Medical Disclaimer for more detail.

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About the Show

Welcome to The PCOS Repair Podcast!

I’m Ashlene Korcek, and each week I’ll be sharing the latest findings on PCOS and how to make practical health changes to your lifestyle to repair your PCOS at the root cause.

If you’re struggling with PCOS, know that you’re not alone. In fact, it’s estimated that one in ten women have PCOS. But the good news is that there is a lot we can do to manage our symptoms and live healthy, happy lives.

So whether you’re looking for tips on nutrition, exercise, supplements, or mental health, you’ll find it all here on The PCOS Repair Podcast. Ready to get started? Hit subscribe now