Section 57
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The state of hormonal contraception today: benefits and risks of hormonal contraceptives: progestin-only contraceptives

Burke, A.E.

American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 205(4 Suppl): S14-S17


ISSN/ISBN: 1097-6868
PMID: 21961819
DOI: 10.1016/j.ajog.2011.04.033
Accession: 056502537

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The progestin component of hormonal contraceptives accounts for most of their contraceptive effects. Several dosage forms of progestin-only contraceptives have been developed, including pills, injectables, implants, and intrauterine devices. Emergency contraceptives may also contain progestin only and are indicated for prevention of pregnancy following unprotected intercourse or contraceptive failure. Each form has benefits, some specific to the form. An understanding of benefits and risks allows clinicians a wider choice when recommending effective hormonal contraception.

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