Bad News: Hormonal Birth Control May Increase Depression Risk

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Listen up, ladies! 

A new study has shown a connection between hormonal birth control use and depression in women. Compared to their peers, users saw their risk of depression jump by 40% after beginning a hormonal birth control regimen. 

All forms affected the chances of depression in varying ways. Those who used progestin-only pills doubled their risk of depression compared to those with the IUD Mirena who tripled their risk.

Fortunately, the senior author of the study, Dr. Oejvind Lidegaard, has said, “Even though the risk of depression increases substantially with these drugs — a 40 percent increase is not trivial — most women who use them will not get depressed.”

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