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Pill may be reason women pick wrong men

August 13, 2008 8:42:41 AM PDT
A new study suggests that the birth control pill may be one reason women pick the wrong type of men. Scientists at the University of Liverpool in England say by nature, women choose partners who're genetically different, seeking them out by smell.

However, they say that women taking birth control pills seem to have a disconnect when it comes to odor, and those women are more likely to choose men who are genetically similar, increasing the chance of infertility and birth defects.


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