Do Oral Contraceptives Have Mental Health Benefits?

Role of Oral Contraceptives in Preventing Ovarian Cancer
Role of Oral Contraceptives in Preventing Ovarian Cancer
Oral contraceptives have been linked to a decreased risk of ovarian, endometrial, and colorectal cancers, but the evidence for mental health benefits has been inconsistent.

The purpose of this study is to examine the association between oral contraceptive use (any current use, duration, and type) and major depressive disorder (MDD), generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), and panic disorder (PD) in a nationally representative sample of women in the USA.