It is no surprise to me that non-human hormone analogs/ imposters found in hormonal contraceptives cause depression and increased risk of suicide. There is no 'bio-identical' hormonal contraceptive on the market no doubt due to lack of patentability. Taking these meds prevents ovulation and the subsequent ovarian production of the feel good hormone 'progesterone'. Progesterone has many benefits and accounts for the demand for this hormone by patients. It relieves anxiety, PMS, depression and can help weight loss and thyroid function to mention only a few of its benefits. I call it the 'Snow White Hormone" as it makes a woman act more like this tranquil and tolerant character.
If seeking contraception, ask your Gyn about the non-hormonal IUD Paragard. An IUD allows a woman to still use topical Progesterone for mood and PMS. Progesterone is our top compounded prescription medicine.