November 17, 2017
Association of Hormonal Contraception With Suicide Attempts and Suicides
A group of scientists from Denmark followed a group of young women who turned 15 from 1996-2013 who took hormonal contraceptives in a nationwide prospective study.
Among "nearly half a million women followed on average 8.3 years" there were 6,999 first suicide attempts and 71 suicides. Compared to women who never used hormonal
contraceptives there was a 97% statistically significant increase in suicide attempts and an over 200% statistically significant risk of suicide.
(from American Journal Psychiatry)
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