I would like if there was a well-researched LessWrong post on the pros and cons of different contraceptives. - Same deal with a good post on how to treat or prevent urinary tract infection, although I’m less excited about that.
I’d be willing to pay some from my private money for this to get done. Maybe up to £1000? Open to considering higher amounts.
It would mostly be a public service as I’m kind of fine with my current contraception. So, I’m also looking for people to chip in (either to offer more money or just to take some of the monetary burden off me!)
Examples of content that I would like to see included:
Clarity on the contraception and depression question. e.g. apparently theory says that hormonal IUDs should give you less depression risk than pills, but in empirical studies it looks like it’s the other way around? Can I trust the studies?
Some perspective on the trade-offs involved. E.g. maybe I can choose between a 5% increased chance of depression vs. a 100% increased chance of blood clots. But maybe basically no one gets blood clots anyway, and then I’d rather take the increased blood clot risk! But because the medical system cares more about death than me, my doctor will never recommend me the blood clot one, or something like that.
If there wasn’t already a post on this (but I think there is), info on that it’s totally fine to *not* take 7 day pill breaks every months, but that you can just take the pill all the time. (Although I think it might be recommended to take a short break every X months)
Some realistic outlook on how much pain and effects on menstruation I should expect
Various potential benefits from contraceptives aside from contraception
On the UTI side: Is the cranberry stuff a myth or is it a myth that it’s a myth or is it a myth that it’s a myth that it’s a myth?
Alternatively: If there actually already are really good resources on this topic out there, please let me know!
I think this would be really valuable and would be happy to pay $500 to a post that is good here.
This is a public service. I think you could write this up as a post/question for more visibility.
Thanks! I felt kind of sheepish about making a top-level post/question out of this but will do so now. Feel free to delete my comment here if you think that makes sense.