Dr Craig Roberts, a researcher on the project, revealed that he and seven colleagues examined women who were taking the pill at the same time they first met their partner.
Interestingly, the results of the study revealed that these women were both less attracted to their partner, and less sexually satisfied than women who were not taking the pill, but more satisfied in other areas so therefor less likely to separate.
He said “Overall, women who met their partner on the pill had longer relationships – by two years on average – and were less likely to separate.”
In addition, the study also revealed that women who were on the pill tended to choose different men to who they would otherwise choose. Dr Roberts said this could be down to the ‘subconscious chemistry’ of men and women, in which women look for genetically dissimilar men because their offspring are more likely to be healthy.
The findings from this study have been published in the Royal Society journal.
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