Category: Birth Control Side Effects

Contrary to popular belief, new research has found that oral contraceptives may not mitigate the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), specifically in terms of preventing depressive feelings.

The findings of the research were recently published in Obstetrics and Gynecology. The researchers sought to determine the efficacy of oral contraceptives in “managing premenstrual depressive symptoms and overall premenstrual symptomatology.”

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