Saturday, April 13, 2024
HomeMedical Myths and RumoursMedical MythsThe Hormonal Contraceptives and Mental Health Myth

The Hormonal Contraceptives and Mental Health Myth

Myth: Hormonal contraceptives have a positive effect on mental health.

Truth: This is false.

Hormonal contraceptives are a common form of contraception such as oral contraceptives, the patch, birth control injections, vaginal rings, and several intrauterine devices. They have a significant amount of side effects, including mood changes. For this reason, many adolescents choose to discontinue hormonal contraceptives.

A study published in PLoS One journal investigated the harmful effects of hormonal contraceptives on the psychological health of women ages 12-30 in Sweden. The study looked at the use of psychotropic drugs, such as antidepressants, by women after beginning hormonal contraceptives. The study found an association between the use of hormonal contraceptives and psychotropic drugs in adolescent girls ages 12-14. To read more about this study, click here.

Reference

  1. Zettermark, S., Vicente, R. P., & Merlo, J. (2018). Hormonal contraception increases the risk of psychotropic drug use in adolescent girls but not in adults: A pharmacoepidemiological study on 800 000 Swedish women. PloS one13(3), e0194773. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0194773
RELATED ARTICLES

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest News and Articles

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS

Stay Connected
10,288FansLike
820FollowersFollow
249FollowersFollow
2,787FollowersFollow

Article of the month

Augmented Reality to Augment Physical Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease

A hallmark of advancing Parkinson’s disease is a distinctive shuffling walk. Dual-task training is an effective but costly physical therapy that helps people with...

Joke Of The Day – April 13

-Doctor, I hear ringing in my ears, my knees are shaking, and I completely lost my self-confidence! -I see... When did you say your mother-in-law...

RECENT COMMENTS

ADVERTISE WITH US

error: Content is read-only and copy-protected.