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Hormonal birth control is linked to a higher risk of suicide, study says

December 15, 2017

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CWN Editor's Note: “Among women who used hormonal contraceptives currently or recently, the risk of attempting suicide was nearly double that of women who had never used contraceptives,” according to a study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry. “The risk was triple for suicide.”

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  • Posted by: garedawg - Dec. 15, 2017 12:08 PM ET USA

    Is it a cause-and-effect, or a correlation? Perhaps the women who haven't used contraceptives are more likely to have a religious faith, which would correlate with a lower suicide rate.