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Hormonal birth control may increase risk for suicide

November 21, 2017

Recent findings indicated increased risk for suicide attempt and suicide among women who used hormonal contraception.

“In a nationwide prospective cohort study, we recently found an association between hormonal contraception and depression, and the association was most pronounced among adolescent women,” Charlotte Wessel Skovlund, PhD, of University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and colleagues wrote. “Adolescence is a period characterized by endogenous sex hormone changes and changing external cultural and social demands, which are likely to enhance the influence of any additional factor that might cause mood disturbances, such as use of hormonal contraception.”

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