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Contraceptive Pill Linked To Depression

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I also read that women who take the pill are attracted to different kinds of men than usual. Sometimes, after a long relationship, a woman who stops taking the pill finds herself not attracted to her long time lover.
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I experienced this. It's due to the flux of hormones caused by the pill. It's not a natural shift of estrogen and progesterone. I have been hormone free for years.
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I also read that women who take the pill are attracted to different kinds of men than usual. Sometimes, after a long relationship, a woman who stops taking the pill finds herself not attracted to her long time lover.
Do you think this scenario causes depression?
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It comes in the leaflet You get with the pill. It states it can cause depression in some people. Not a new study at all. Same with the new study that it causes weight gain. Again that's in the leaflet as well
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I'd be more depressed if I didn't have a safe form of contraception and had to worry about getting pregnant.
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I'd be more depressed if I didn't have a safe form of contraception and had to worry about getting pregnant.
Well when you've got manic depression and half the time you just scream and cry and throw things and don't want to be around anyone you won't have the opportunity to get pregnant. I guess some people still think its only the woman's responsibility to use contraception
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No matter what no form of contraception or wherever is going to be 100% affective. My mother got Pregnant with my sister when she was on the pill and the needle when she fell pregnant with me.
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My friend fell pregnant after getting her tubes tied though.. If they clamp them its only as effective as taking contraception...
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Want to be 100% safe also use condoms. No depressions
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My family has known this for years and do not use it.
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The relative risks of having a diagnosis of depression mirrored those for being treated for the condition. The study authors said both progesterone and its female sex hormone partner oestrogen were suspected of playing a role in depression.
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A pilot study showed that depression is the most common reason women stop using birth control pills. It also found women using combination birth control pills were “significantly more depressed” than a similar group of women not taking the pills.

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The link was strongest in adolescents: those using combined oral contraceptives are 80% more likely to take antidepressents. Put alongside another recent study, showing the percentage of teenage girls who have experienced mental health problems has increased dramatically in under a decade, this is a potentially troubling statistic.

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Results for older women—the study’s mean age was 24.4—were less extreme but also significant. Those taking oral contraceptives were 23% more likely to be diagnosed with depression, and those using progestin-only pills 34% more likely to. And these are just measures of people who actually sought medical help for the symptoms they experienced.
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