Women on the combined pill appear to be less likely to tear a key ligament in their knee, research suggests.
Tears to the ACL are known to be more common in women than men, with previous research suggesting fluctuations in hormones during the menstrual cycle, including oestrogen, might play a role by increasing the looseness of the ACL and making it more injury prone.
But some research has suggested hormonal contraceptives might mitigate such an effect – and now researchers say they have added to that evidence.
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