Hormonal contraception is linked to depression – and some types seem riskier than others

Professor Jayashri Kulkarni
Depressed woman

Since the 1960s, the contraceptive pill has been a popular choice of contraception for many women around the world.

On 1 February 1961, Australia became the second country in the world to enable access to the pill, thereby allowing women to have control over their fertility and separate sexual activity from reproduction — a major revolution.