Five things you might not want to mix with birth control

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Reactions Science Videos | August 20, 2019

Many forms of birth control are hormone-based--but not everything mixes well with those hormones. This week on Reactions, learn about some common products that could make your birth control less effective or cause dangerous side effects.


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