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Women Taking “the Pill” as Teens Have 130% Higher Rate of Depression

A new study suggests that women taking oral contraceptives have 130% higher rate of depression than women who use other methods of contraception, with teenage girls having the highest risk. Depression occurs shortly after starting the pill, researchers said. The study was large; it included 264,000 women.  Researchers blamed hormonal changes due to puberty for the teens’ problems. “This new study, published in Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences, adds to previous...

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