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Noncontraceptive benefits and therapeutic uses of depot medroxyprogesterone acetate.

Authors
  • Cullins, V E
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of reproductive medicine
Publication Date
May 01, 1996
Volume
41
Issue
5 Suppl
Pages
428–433
Identifiers
PMID: 8725706
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This paper reviews the noncontraceptive benefits and therapeutic uses of depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA). Relevant articles were reviewed using a computerized Medline search of the literature from 1966 to 1995. Good evidence shows that DMPA use is associated with reduced iron-deficiency anemia, protection against pelvic inflammatory disease, protection from endometrial cancer and improved hematologic parameters among users with sickle cell disease. More studies are needed to fully assess DMPA's impact on other disorders.

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