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Fuminori Taniguchi, Akiko Enatsu, Ikuko Ota, Toshiko Toda, Kazuya Arata, Tasuku Harada
OBJECTIVES: Low dose oral contraceptive pills (OCPs) that contain synthetic estrogen and progestin are often used to relieve chronic pelvic pain associated with endometriosis. We sought to evaluate the efficacy of drospirenone/ethinylestradiol (DRSP/EE) with low-dose estrogen in treating endometrioma. STUDY DESIGN: A prospective clinical study in six hospitals and one clinic in Japan was conducted. Forty-nine 23- to 45-year-old patients who suffered from endometriosis-associated dysmenorrhea were included in the study...
August 2015: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
Anna Glasier
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2015: Human Reproduction
Bulent O Yildiz
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common reproductive and metabolic disorder. Patients with PCOS present with clinical signs of androgen excess (ie, hirsutism and acne), menstrual irregularities, and infertility. Combined oral contraceptive (OC) pills are the first-line medical therapy for the long-term management of PCOS. Containing a combination of estrogen and progestin, OCs restore regular menses, improve androgen excess, and provide effective contraception and protection from endometrial cancer. The benefits of hormonal contraception outweigh the risks in the vast majority of women with PCOS...
March 2015: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Maurizio Guida, Federica Visconti, Francesca Cibarelli, Giovanni Granozio, Jacopo Troisi, Ellis Martini, Rossella Nappi
Despite the easy access to contraception today, the rate of unintended pregnancies is still high because of scarce education among women on the methods available and of non-adherence to indications or discontinuation of the contraceptive method chosen. Adherence to contraception can be implemented through counseling programs intended to provide potential users with information regarding all contraceptive options available and to address women's concerns in line with their lifestyle, health status, family planning, and expectations...
July 2014: Gynecological Endocrinology
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