There's evidence! The Pill does make women feel lousy

Even though the science generally fails to back them up, many women report that taking the contraceptive Pill makes them feel grumpy and out of sorts.

Now a randomised, placebo-controlled study may prove them right, finding those taking the combined pill do experience a drop in wellbeing.

In the research, 340 healthy women aged 18-35 were given either placebo or contraceptive pills containing ethinylestradiol and levonorgestrel over three months.

Those receiving contraceptives estimated their quality of life to be significantly lower than those on