The introduction of the contraceptive pill in the 1960s was a major milestone for female empowerment. It allowed women to separate sex from procreation, and to increase their participation in work outside the home.
Now, more than 100 million women worldwide use the oral contraceptive pill to prevent pregnancy or control their menstruation.
But the pill and other hormone contraceptives are not without side effects. We usually focus on the physical health effects of the pill, yet the most common reason women stop or change the pill is mental health side effects.
Depression is one of the most prevalent and … + Read More