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The Relationship Between Progestin Hormonal Contraception and Depression

A Systematic Review

Worly, Brett L.; Gur, Tamar L.; Schaffir, Jonathan

Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey: October 2018 - Volume 73 - Issue 10 - p 584–585
doi: 10.1097/01.ogx.0000546212.98329.0e
GYNECOLOGY: CONTRACEPTION
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(Abstracted from Contraception 2018;97(6):478–489)

Reliable contraceptive options are needed by sexually active women of reproductive age who want to prevent pregnancy. To avoid the risks or adverse effect of estrogen, many women choose a hormonal contraceptive formulated only with progestin.

Departments of Obstetrics & Gynecology (B.L.W., T.L.G., J.S.), Psychiatry & Behavioral Health (B.L.W., T.L.G.), and Neuroscience (T.L.G.), The Ohio State University; and Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research, Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University (T.L.G.), Columbus, OH

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