A Genetic Mutation Might Explain Why Birth Control Can Fail

[Wired, 3/12/19]  FOR NEARLY 60 years, hormonal contraceptives have freed women from their own biology, giving them autonomy over decisions about if, when, and how to start a family. But no form of hormonal birth control—pill, patch, ring, IUD—is 100 percent effective. Why that is, no one knows exactly. Now new research suggests that some … Continue reading A Genetic Mutation Might Explain Why Birth Control Can Fail