Sixteen-year-old girls who use oral contraceptive are more likely to have depressive feelings than their peers who are not on the pill. They report more crying, excessive sleeping and eating problems, according to a joint study by the University Medical Center Groningen, Leiden University Medical Center and the American Brigham and Women's Hospital.
The contraceptive pill will not be put back on the basic health insurance package. PvdA parliamentarian Lilianne Ploumen submitted a proposal to do so, which will be voted on in parliament on Thursday evening. But it is already clear that there is no majority support, NOS reports.