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Link Between Birth Control Pills & Knee Injury

Summary: Birth control pills may help prevent knee injuries in teen girls.
Air Date: 4/8/16
Duration: 10
Host: Leigh Vinocur, MD
Guest Bio: Aaron Gray, MD/PhD Student
Aaron GrayAaron Gray is an MD/PhD student at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX. He recently has matched into an Orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Las Vegas, NV. His research interests include athletic injury prevention and athletic bio mechanics.
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Link Between Birth Control Pills & Knee Injury
A recent study at University of Texas Medical Branch showed that teen girls who take birth control pills may be less likely to suffer knee injuries.

Study author Aaron Gray, an MD and PhD student, found an association between these factors but did not find that taking birth control pills prevents knee injuries.

Many young athletes take birth control pills for predictable and light periods. Injury risk may be an additional benefit.

Listen in as Gray joins Dr. Leigh Vinocur to discuss this study.