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Pillsplaining That Misunderstood 'Birth Control Makes You Depressed' Study

A recent study published in JAMA Psychiatry launched a thousand ominous articles reporting a confirmed link between depression and hormonal birth control. The finding lends credence to prior research, the side effects section on most prescription birth controls, and years of women’s anecdotal complaints. But most of the viral coverage is using a trick of statistics to dramatize the findings and present a skewed perspective on the actual risks to women’s health.
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