Oral contraceptives may affect perceived well-being

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Takeaway

  • Feelings of general well-being decreased with oral contraceptive (OC) use.

Why this matters

  • 100 million women use OCs.
  • Changes in well-being may be associated with the high discontinuation rates of OCs.
  • Estrogen and progesterone have effects on the brain.

Key results

  • Well-being ...