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Girls Using Oral Contraceptives More Depressed - Free Teens Youth
A recent study published in JAMA Psychiatry found that 16-year-old girls using oral contraceptives are more depressed than peers not using oral contraceptives. Oral contraceptive users particularly reported more crying, eating problems, and excessive sleeping compared with nonusers. The study warns that use of oral contraceptives by teenage girls may affect their quality of life and put them at risk for not taking the contraceptives regularly, leading to unplanned pregnancies. Courtesy of JAMA Network Association of Use of Oral Contraceptives With Depressive Symptoms Among Adolescents and Young Women Key Points Question What is the association between oral contraceptive use and concurrent depressive …