A recent study at University of Texas Medical Branch showed that teen girls who take birth control pills may be less likely to suffer knee injuries.
Study author Aaron Gray, an MD and PhD student, found an association between these factors but did not find that taking birth control pills prevents knee injuries.
Many young athletes take birth control pills for predictable and light periods. Injury risk may be an additional benefit.
Listen in as Gray joins Dr. Leigh Vinocur to discuss this study.