I’m not sure your background with females, but I’m guessing you have a LOT more knowledge than 95% of people out there. Anyways, here’s my question:
I’m a 17 year old female (5’0, 40kg) who loves strength and conditioning. I had a low grade eating disorder three years ago and lost my period. My doctor then put me on Yasmin, a progesterone based birth control pill, which I’ve been taking for the past two years.
I’ve recently been hearing a lot about the negative effects of birth control for performance and body composition, and since I’m going to be an adult next year, I have the freedom to go off the pill. However, to get my natural cycle back, I’ll have to gain at least 3-4% bodyfat, which I’m not willing to do. Is it better to stay on birth control or just not have a cycle?