• Rate of suicide attempts lower among women using hormonal contraception

    11 days ago - By Healio

    Women using hormonal contraceptives had a lower incidence rate of attempted suicides compared with women who did not use hormonal contraceptives, according to data presented at the European Congress of Psychiatry.
    These data contradict findings from other studies that reported an increased risk for attempted or completed suicide in women using hormonal contraceptives, according to lead researcher Elena Toffol, MD, PhD, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Helsinki Department of Public Health.
    “Based on the results of our study, carried out in a large representative population
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