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Hormonal contraceptives linked to depression

Women taking hormonal contraceptives may be at increased risk of depression, especially from skin patches, a study has found.

Data from more than a million women in Denmark showed that those on the most popular type of Pill were 23% more likely to be prescribed an antidepressant than non-users.

Contraceptive patches delivering a synthetic version of the hormone progesterone through the skin doubled the