Women are better known to remember and retain the finest details of any incident as compared to men.
But a new study suggests that women using contraceptive pills are more likely to have memory similar to men.
According to a recent study published in the journal Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, women on birth control pills retain only gist of events than other women who do not take contraceptive pills, Science Daily reports.
In the study, women not using pills were found to be remembering more details of an event, researchers said.
However, that’s not a deficit of the contraceptive oral pills and the researchers say that birth control pills do not hamper memory, but only alter it, an author of the study insisted.
Earlier research has shown that female reproductive hormones, estrogen and progesterone, are linked to women's strong left brain memory that helps them remember things better than men, who encode memory with the help of right-hemisphere brain activity.
Since birth control pills controls and lowers the levels of the female reproductive hormones to prevent pregnancy in women, researchers seem quite convinced that contraceptive pills can make women’s memory similarly to men’s.
The researchers believe that the finding will help them study the difference in the memory pattern of both the sexes.