Category: What Birth Control Does To Your Body

We might as well tackle the pill first, as it is one of the most common, convenient, and effective birth control methods. Sorry to say it vegans, but I’ve got bad news. All birth control pills, both combination and progestin-only, contain lactose, a cow’s milk derivative. In addition, some oral contraceptives have magnesium stearate as one of the components. This ingredient is not vegan-friendly because stearic acid often comes from pork, chicken, beef, fish, butter, and milk.

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