Sulak, Patricia J.
September 2004
Journal of Family Practice;Sep2004 Contraceptive Co, pS3
Academic Journal
Although oral contraceptives (OC) have been in use for more than 40 years, side effects continue to affect compliance. This article examines the traditional OC schedule of administration. An attempt is made to determine whether there is a need for changes in OC regimens, and whether new regimens and/or progestins provide additional benefits for patients. The side effects associated with the standard 21/7-day OC regimen in a prospective study is also investigated.


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