Progestin-only contraceptives linked to mood

Progestin-only contraceptives are more likely to have a negative impact on women’s mood than combined contraceptives, a study of Australian women finds.

Among almost 500 women from Geelong, Victoria, researchers found those using progestin-only agents, such as the mini-pill, medroxyprogesterone (Depo-Provera) or subdermal implants, were three times more likely to have a current mood disorder than non-users.

“In contrast, women