Hormonal contraception and mental health: results of a population-based study.

@article{Toffol2011HormonalCA,
  title={Hormonal contraception and mental health: results of a population-based study.},
  author={Elena Toffol and Oskari Heikinheimo and P{\"a}ivikki Koponen and Riitta M. Luoto and Timo Partonen},
  journal={Human reproduction},
  year={2011},
  volume={26 11},
  pages={
          3085-93
        }
}
BACKGROUND The effects of oral contraceptives (OCs) on mental health are not clear, and no study has been focused on the effects of the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) on mental health. The aim of this study was to analyse the association between the use of OCs and the LNG-IUS and psychological well-being and psychopathology. METHODS The associations between the current use of OCs and the LNG-IUS, and their duration versus mood symptoms [Beck Depression Inventory (BDI… Expand
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