HC Deb 20 April 2004 vol 420 c419W
Tim Loughton

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what evidence he has collated on the percentage of girls who take the contraceptive pill who suffer from (a) weight gain, (b) acne or other skin conditions and (c) mood swings. [165491]

Miss Melanie Johnson

Clinical trials for combined oral contraceptives have suggested that mood disturbances occur in around one per cent. of users, while acne, other skin conditions (such as eczema and itching) and weight changes occur in between 0.1 per cent. and 1 per cent. of users.

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