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Contraceptive users found at heightened risk of depression

September 30, 2016

Women who use artificial contraceptives are more likely to suffer from depression, a new Danish study has found.

The study, published in JAMA Psychiatry found that among women who used hormonal contraceptive pills, there was an 80% increased risk of depression. The risk was even greater among users of other birth-control methods.

The study’s findings were reported in the New York Times, in a rare instance of mainstream-media attention to the medical risks of contraception.


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  • Posted by: jimr451 - Oct. 10, 2016 1:17 PM ET USA

    Once again, the Catholic Church's position on a moral issue proves to be best for not just the soul, but body and mind as well.

  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Oct. 03, 2016 12:58 AM ET USA

    Since NFP does not chemically or physically alter a woman's body, why would a woman prefer to poison or mutilate herself rather than monitor her health according to the NFP method? The cited article mentions the risk for both pills and IUDs. The actual study provides more accurate and precise results than the cited NYT article.