Could birth control pills make you feel bad, MEN? Yeah! We ALL know the answer to that! No birth control pill is ever aimed at the males because men would have us believe that women are solely responsible for getting themselves pregnant!
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It’s Not in Your Head: Your Birth Control Pills Might Be Making You Feel Crappy
A new study found that oral contraceptives lowered women’s quality of life. The average decrease was small, but for certain women the effects could be significant, researchers say.
2017 Study Abstract
To determine whether there is a causal effect of oral contraceptive (OC) treatment on general well-being and depressed mood in healthy women.
Double-blind, randomized, and placebo-controlled trial.
Three hundred and forty healthy women aged 18–35 years randomized to treatment, of whom 332 completed the data collection at follow-up evaluation.
A combined OC (150 μg levonorgestrel and 30 μg ethinylestradiol) or placebo for 3 months of treatment.
Main Outcome Measure(s)
Primary outcome measures: global score of Psychological General Well-Being Index (PGWBI) and the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI); secondary outcome measures: six separate dimensions of the PGWBI.
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