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Hormone-Based Birth Control Linked to a Dark Side Effect

Women on hormonal contraception more likely to be prescribed an antidepressant: study

(Newser) - Anyone who's struggled with mood swings while on hormonal birth control may not be surprised to hear that a new study suggests using such birth control could increase the risk of depression. Researchers from the University of Copenhagen looked at more than a million women ages 15 to 34,... More »

Forget the Pill: Birth Control Gel Is Coming

Just 3mg a day is effective, clinical trials show

(Newser) - Tired of taking a pill every day to prevent pregnancy? Soon you may be able to simply rub a tiny amount of contraceptive gel on your skin instead. Just 3mg daily, applied to arms, legs, shoulders, or abdomen, is a suitable alternative to the pill, according to researchers, who tested... More »

J&J Hid Birth Control Patch Risks: Suit

Scientist accused of veiling heart attack, stroke dangers

(Newser) - Johnson & Johnson doctored data to get its birth control patch FDA-approved, according to a class action lawsuit that claims Ortho-Evra caused blood clots, heart attacks, and strokes. A J&J scientist allegedly doctored the data with a "correction factor" for the FDA, lowering estrogen-related risk by 60%: He... More »

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