You might not want to mix these 5 things with birth control

Credit: American Chemical Society.

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.

If you have any concerns, be sure to consult your doctor.

Reactions is a video series produced by the American Chemical Society and PBS Digital Studios.

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