High Testosterone in Women + What to Do About It

“I can’t keep up with the amount of hair on my chin! At this rate, I’m going to end up in the circus as the bearded lady,” 36 year old Shannon shared in our first visit. In addition to hair on her chin, she was now shaving her belly, experiencing terribly oily skin and acne. Shannon’s symptoms pointed to high …

Birth Control Thyroid | The Pill and Thyroid Connection | DrBrighten.com

The Pill Thyroid Connection

The Pill Thyroid Connection is real! And many women have written to me questioning if the birth control pill could be sabotaging their thyroid health. The common story I hear from these women and the women in my practice is that most of their problems started when they committed to that daily pill consumption. This has been a question on my mind …

Period Gone Missing After the Pill? Here’s What to Do First.

Have you been off the pill for 3 months and your period still hasn’t returned? You’re not alone. In fact, anywhere from upwards of 3-6% of women may never see the return of their period post pill with studies suggesting that women with a history of irregular periods are at higher risk. For many women, coming off of the pill signals the …

Post-Birth Control Syndrome | Dr. Jolene Brighten | DrBrighten.com

Birth Control & Medical Gender Bias

  Women have been waiting decades for the day that a male contraceptive (birth control)  is approved for use. Looks like we’ll be waiting a little longer, ladies. A recent trial of injectable male contraceptive was stopped after determining that the risks to men’s health outweighed the benefits.   What brought researchers to that conclusion? Out of 320 men, there …

4 Alternatives to Hormonal Birth Control

In my clinical practice I have treated many cases of women experiencing symptoms that are associated with the hormonal birth control and a condition I call Post-Birth Control Syndrome. These women often share that they had they known of all the side effects these hormones can cause they would have never began them in the first place. Many women are …