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A new study found a link between hormonal birth control methods and depression. Here's why interpreting this research is effing complicated.


side effects , safety, birth control, sex and science, news

In a new study that included over a million women in Denmark, researchers looked at whether there's a link between depression and using more than a dozen kinds of birth control with hormones. They followed women ages 15-34 from 2000 through 2013, using information about the women's prescriptions to compare those who were using hormonal birth control with those who weren't.

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Having epilepsy won’t keep you from finding fulfillment in love, sex, and family. But I get why you ask.


side effects , implant, IUD, the shot, relationships, problem solving

I didn’t know anyone else with epilepsy, and I wanted answers. I spent time doing research, interviewing different health care providers, and talking with other people who had epilepsy. Here’s the short version of what I learned.

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The TLDR: Vitamin D levels benefit from supplements (duh), but birth control with estrogen may also make a difference.

A new study of more than 1,600 African American women in Detroit has shown that two big factors affected participants' vitamin D levels: whether they took a supplement and what kind of birth control they used.

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The IUD is a low-maintenance way to prevent pregnancy—but new research suggests it might have perks for your sex life too.

We already know that IUDs are really good at preventing pregnancy. But are they good for your sex life? New evidence suggests that, for many people, IUDs have the potential to improve sexual well-being.