Being on "The Pill" apparently causes women to pick men who are not "compatible partners"
In research involving almost a hundred women, scientists in the UK say the contraceptive pill could lead to women choosing the wrong partners. . . .
The researchers say major histocompatability complex cluster of genes which helps build proteins involved in the body's immune response is also known to influence smell signals called pheromones and this leads women to use their sense of smell in helping to choose partners.
In a test carried out before and after the women had started taking the pill, they asked the women to sniff six male body odour samples and say which one they preferred and the two sets of results were very different.
The researchers suspect that the results were related to the way the pill simulates a state of pregnancy in women and once pregnant, the need for a compatible partner for children recedes. . . .