Birth Control Not Actually Making You Fat

If you gain weight while taking the pill, it’s your own fault:

Weight gain may be the most feared side effect of birth control. Concerns about pills’ and patches’ producing extra pounds have been known to keep some women away from them.

But most studies have found that those concerns are unwarranted. And women who do end up gaining weight, experts say, may simply be misperceiving normal weight gain over time as an unwanted side effect of contraceptives.

Some of us have been saying this the whole time.