A specific gene, found in five percent of women studied, could increase the chances of hormonal ...

No form of contraception is 100 percent effective, and a fascinating new study has provided a possible explanation for why that is the case for one of the most widely used forms of birth control. The research has for the first time linked a specific genetic variant with the efficacy of hormone-based birth control treatments, suggesting this type of contraception may be less effective in women found with this particular gene.

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