A study from the Universities of Liverpool and Newcastle by Dr Roberts found that women taking the birth control pill lose their ability to choose a partner.  It appears the pill stops a women’s naturally ability to avoid a partner with similar genetic DNA.  This can lead to problems if a couple is conceiving.  When a man’s genetics match the women’s, her body will recognize the embryo as foreign and the immune system will attack.  This leads to a greater risk of miscarriage and trouble with full term pregnancy.  Children from parents of similar genetic background can inherit weakened immune systems.

How does this happen?  The birth control pill disturbs a woman’s instinctive attraction to genetically different men from body odor and tend to be attracted to those with a dissimilar genetic make-up to themselves. Genes in the Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC), which helps build the proteins involved in the body’s immune response, also play a prominent role in odor through interaction with skin bacteria. In this way genes also help determine which individuals find us attractive.

“Not only could MHC-similarity in couples lead to fertility problems but it could ultimately lead to the breakdown of relationships when women stop using the contraceptive pill, as odor perception plays a significant role in maintaining attraction to partners.”

This study indicates how fertility can be disturbed through a prescribed medication (something most of us consider harmless) and is not the fault of the couple.  The beautiful workings of the body hold many secrets and only a small part of the process can be manipulated by Western medicine.  If you are looking for more information on autoimmune disorders go to Dr. Beer’s website (http://repro-med.net/index.php).  Much of his work has paved the way for successful conventail treatments when all avenues have been exhausted.