Does The Birth Control Pill Cause Depression?

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In September of 2016, researchers in Copenhagen published a large study that showed an association between using hormonal birth control—including the pill, the patch, the ring, or an IUD—and using antidepressants. Some media outlets concluded this meant that birth control causes depression, but the science isn't that clear cut. Untangle this conundrum in the video below.

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