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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.

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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.

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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.