Association of Hormonal Contraception With Suicide Attempts and Suicides is organized by American Psychiatric Association (APA) and will be held from Apr 01, 2018 - Mar 31, 2020. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
This program is designed for all psychiatrists in clinical practice, residents in Graduate Medical Education programs, medical students interested in psychiatry, and other physicians who wish to advance their current knowledge of clinical medicine.
Objective: The purpose of this study was to assess the relative risk of suicide attempt and suicide in users of hormonal contraception.
Method: The authors assessed associations between hormonal contraceptive use and suicide attempt and suicide in a nationwide prospective cohort study of all women in Denmark who had no psychiatric diagnoses, antidepressant use, or hormonal contraceptive use before age 15 and who turned 15 during the study period, which extended from 1996 through 2013. Nationwide registers provided individually updated information about use of hormonal contraception, suicide attempt, suicide, and potential confounding variables. Psychiatric diagnoses or antidepressant use during the study period were considered potential mediators between hormonal contraceptive use and risk of suicide attempt. Adjusted hazard ratios for suicide attempt and suicide were estimated for users of hormonal contraception as compared with those who never used hormonal contraception.
The participant will classify the frequency of suicide attempts and suicides among young women and recognize the association between these conditions and use of hormonal contraception.