Study ties hormonal contraceptives to depression risk in women

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(CNN) – A new study shows a connection between the use of hormonal contraceptives and increased depression risk, CNN reports.

The Danish researchers studied more than one million women between the ages of 15 and 34. They found that the women who used hormonal contraceptives including birth control pills or implants may be at higher risk of depression. The research was published in Jama Psychiatry.

The increased risk was at about 80 percent over those who didn’t use hormonal contraceptives, according to CNN.

The number was even higher for adolescent girls. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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