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Metabolic profile of a continuous versus a cyclic low-dose combined oral contraceptive after one year of use.

Authors
  • Rad, Mandana
  • Kluft, Cornelis
  • de Kam, Marieke L
  • Meijer, Piet
  • Cohen, Adam F
  • Grubb, Gary S
  • Constantine, Ginger D
  • Burggraaf, Jacobus
Type
Published Article
Journal
The European journal of contraception & reproductive health care : the official journal of the European Society of Contraception
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2011
Volume
16
Issue
2
Pages
85–94
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3109/13625187.2011.556761
PMID: 21417560
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Overall, the continuous and cyclic regimens affected metabolic variables similarly. The larger increase in SHBG with the continuous COC is consistent with a higher net oestrogenic effect due to a lower daily dose of LNG. Prospective studies are required to determine the long-term effects of this continuous COC regimen.

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