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Hormonel kontraception, depression og selvmord

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Abir Khalil Bchtawi1, Bashayir Said Muse Issa2, Ella Fabricius Jørgensen3 & Øjvind Lidegaard3

1) Gynækologisk Obstetrisk Afdeling, Odense Universitetshospital, 2) Lægerne Havnegade 39B, Esbjerg, 3) Gynækologisk Klinik, Rigshospitalet

Ugeskr Læger 2020;182:V12190713

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UgeskrLæger 2020;182:V12190713
Hormonal contraceptive use, depression and suicide

Abir Khalil Bchtawi, Bashayir Said Muse Issa, Ella Fabricius Jørgensen & Øjvind Lidegaard

Ugeskr Læger 2020;182:V12190713

Hormonal contraception is widely used among young women, and mood changes are common side effects. Little focus has been drawn towards more serious mood disorders. Recent investigations have shown an association between hormonal contraceptive use and depression, suicide attempt and suicide. The highest relative risks for those side effects have been reported among adolescents. All types of hormonal contraceptive methods seem to influence women’s mood. In this review, we recommend a greater focus on potential psychological side effects and increased attention when prescribing hormonal contraceptive products.

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