British health authorities are cheering a new rule from the National Health Service (NHS) which will allow women to obtain hormonal birth control pills without a doctor’s prescription.

Starting next month, women will be able to purchase progestogen-only pills over the counter, and will be able to buy combined oestrogen and progestogen pills after weight and blood pressure checks with a pharmacist.

Progestogen is a form of progesterone, the hormone secreted during pregnancy. A pill with progestogen fools the female body into thinking it is already pregnant and thereby prevents conception.

An estimated 25% of females aged 15–24 in the UK are currently taking either the combined or progestogen-only pill, and the NHS expects that half a million females will soon obtain them over the counter in accordance with the new rule. The pills will be available at pharmacies which register with the NHS to do so.

“This is really good news for women,” said NHS England Chief Executive Amanda Pritchard, according to the Daily Mail. “We all lead increasingly busy lives, and thanks to this action, rather than making a GP appointment, they can simply pop into their local pharmacy when they need or want to access contraception.”

Pritchard’s glee comes despite a 20%–30% increased risk of breast cancer among women who take hormonal contraceptives. Furthermore, according to a Danish study of over one million women, those who took progestogen-only hormonal contraceptives were 34% more likely to be diagnosed with depression or be prescribed antidepressants. The number shot up to 80% among teenage girls.

Regarding the new rule, new Health Secretary Victoria Atkins said, “It is a pleasure to start my time as Secretary of State with such a positive example of the Government, NHS and pharmacy sector working together to reach an agreement to improve services and save lives.”

Hormonal birth control also poses other serious health risks, both to women and humanity as a whole.

Studies have found that sexual attraction is in part determined by a block of genetic code referred to as the major histocompatibility complex (MHC). As they approach ovulation, healthy women are attracted to men with masculine features and who are MHC-dissimilar, meaning they carry a distinctly different genetic code. This genetic disparity leads to more robust immune systems in offspring and has allowed humans to develop strong defenses against various pathogens and diseases.

Because MHC is conveyed through a person’s scent pheromones, women can become attracted to a man based on his smell, which gives off a “clue” about his genetic coding.

But hormonal contraceptives which disrupt women’s hormonal cycles have been shown to also disrupt their normal attraction choices. Instead of being attracted to more masculine men who are genetically unrelated, women on birth control have been more likely to develop attraction for men with more feminine features and more similar MHCs.

The attraction itself is also more fickle. Evidence shows that women who pair up with MHC-similar men are less likely to be sexually satisfied and more likely to commit infidelity than those involved with MHC-dissimilar males.

Women who become entangled in relationships with MHC-similar men and then stop taking hormonal contraceptives may find they are no longer attracted to their partner.

“[W]omen who had used hormonal contraceptives when they first met their partner and then ceased to take them experience lower levels of sexual and relationship satisfaction and are more likely to get divorced,” wrote Gurit E. Birnbaum, Ph.D. for Psychology Today.

In her book The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility, fertility expert Lisa Hendrickson-Jack brings a first-hand account from a woman who stopped taking her birth control:

Within weeks, I found that my significant other was less attractive to me. He had a smell I had never noticed, and a couple of months post-pill I was finding that he completely disgusted me. Don’t get me wrong, great guy!! He’s very sweet, hard-working, would never treat a woman badly, but I couldn’t even bear to kiss him anymore, so I broke it off.

But not only do women on birth control find masculine men less desirable, they can become less desirable themselves. According to several studies, women who are not on birth control are found more desirable by men than those who are. In one study involving apes, male cynomolgus monkeys who had sex with females on hormonal birth control did not even ejaculate.

“It’s almost as if they have some level of awareness of [sic] the pill-taking female is a reproductive dead-end and would rather save the energy that would be required to punctuate their sexual behavior with gamete release to do something else,” explained Insider.

In another study, female dancers at a nightclub who were not on the pill made an extra $83 in tips on average than those who were taking hormonal birth control.

And, since birth control blocks the genetic dissimilarity that creates strong offspring, children born to mothers who took birth control are found to be weaker and less healthy, according to researchers from Reichman University in Israel.

“Results confirmed our predictions, indicating that children to mothers who were on the pill are more infection prone, require more medical care, suffer from a higher frequency of common sicknesses, and are perceived as generally less healthy than children whose parents met on non-pill circumstances,” concluded the researchers, who expressed concern for the health of future generations.

“[T]he immune system of current-generation children might be more fragile than that of our ancestors, leaving the current and future generations more susceptible to pathogens and more dependent on medical care as its effective line of defense,” they added.

“This is absolutely a depopulation agenda,” commented renowned Ob/Gyn Dr. James Thorp on Frontline News’ research.