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Is There a Strong Link Between Birth Control and Depression

 

A study conducted in Denmark has shown that one of the side effects of birth control is that it greatly increases depression.  It was conducted over a period of 10+ years (2000-2013) and included progestin and combination types such as the pill, intrauterine devices [IUDs], the shot and the patch.  Women 15-19 years of age showed a 70% higher rate of depression as measured by when they started anti-depressants and their first diagnosis of depression at a psychiatric hospital.

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