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Does Birth Control Cause Depression?

The conclusion of medical studies should take all prior research into consideration.  Seems like common sense?  What do you think?

One of the biggest American public health victories of the last decade has been the record low reached in the teenage birthrate. Along with that have been lows in rates for teenage pregnancy and abortion. Most researchers believe that improved access to contraception is a large part of this success.

But news continues to focus on the concern that hormone-based contraception — like the pill or the patch — causes depression, and that this should lead us to question its wider use. A more nuanced discussion would consider both the benefits and the harms.

Read the rest of the article via The New Health Care: Birth Control Causes Depression? Not So Fast



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