Scientists have developed an pill that solves two of women?s biggest problems: it’s an oral contraceptive that helps you lose weight. This is great news, since most women gain weight while taking the Pill. College student Gina Patterson says, “It’s supposed to be a weight-loss pill, but also a birth control pill at the same time.”
“On a standard birth control pill, I think the average woman might expect to gain a pound or two. On Yasmin, I think the average woman might expect to lose a pound or two,” says gynecologist Dr. Bob Barbieri. Yasmin uses a different form of the hormone progestin that acts as a diuretic, eliminating excess sodium and water from your body. You don?t lose fat, but you do avoid the bloating problem that?s common with many birth control pills.