Stress-Hormone Dynamics and Working Memory in Healthy Women Who Use Oral Contraceptives Versus Non-Users
Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2021 Nov 8;12:731994. doi: 10.3389/fendo.2021.731994. eCollection 2021. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Women who use oral contraceptives (OCs) may have a higher risk of developing a depression, which is associated with both vulnerability to stress and cognitive dysfunction. OCs disrupt the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis by suppressing endogenous sex steroid production including estradiol. The HPG axis […]?