One in four women say taking the contraceptive pill has damaged their mental health.
More than three million women in the UK take the pill but fears of it causing depression and even leading to suicidal thoughts are common, shares Daily Mail.
Two thirds of women taking the pill (66 per cent) admit they don’t actually know what the hormones it contains are doing to their body.
And a quarter of users polled in a new episode of the BBC’s Horizon said taking the contraceptive has damaged their mental health.
A study done in Denmark claims taking the pill increases a woman’s chance of needing antidepressants by 70 per cent, and makes women between the ages of 15 and 19 twice as likely to try and kill themselves.
Nearly half (48 per cent) of women in a survey of 1,000 18 to 45-year-olds said they were worried about the increased risk of blood clots caused by the pill. Read more here.
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