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This phenomenon seems to be not unusual in patients over age 55. It seems to be an unmentioned risk of surgery. I have seen several cases of long-lasting (? permanent) cognitive setbacks after surgeries, so I am glad that people are exploring the topic.
I don't know about permanent, but I've learned to expect a medium-length period of real confusion and weirdness in any elderly friend or relative after surgery. I couldn't begin to guess whether it's the anesthesia or what.
The author opines it is a bad idea because HBC(hormonal birth control) may have serious side effects for growing bodies, though no data is given for risk assessment, and no mention is made of using HBC to control acne in girls.
My opinion is that society would be better off with OTC HBC. Though not a perfect solution my SWAG is that the benefits would outweigh the costs.
Yes you are off topic. I think putting birth control OTC is not a good idea. If you think teenagers are going to be responsible enough to take it in the required sequence and follow the safely guidelines you may be mistaken. I know adult dimwit women that didn't think it would be a problem to skip a day or two before they got the prescription refilled. The result was an unintended consequence, a child. If you are a big believer in abortion you might not see that as a problem, however there are a number of side effects from abortion and sometimes very serious side effects.