Extended and continuous OC dosing regimens

Michelle M. Isley, Alison Edelman

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Abstract

Oral contraceptive (OC) regimens that manipulate the hormone-free interval are getting more popular now that there are several products specifically approved by the FDA for this indication. Of course, cyclic or monthly withdrawal bleeding when using hormonal contraception is not physiologically necessary. The traditional OC cyclic dosing (21 days of active hormone, 7-day hormone-free interval) was chosen instead for its ability to mimic the natural menstrual cycle and to conform to 1950s' societal pressures - not for its biological superiority.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)50-54
Number of pages5
JournalContemporary Ob/Gyn
Volume53
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2008

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Oral Contraceptives
Hormones
Menstrual Cycle
Contraception
Hemorrhage
Pressure

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  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing
  • Maternity and Midwifery

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Extended and continuous OC dosing regimens. / Isley, Michelle M.; Edelman, Alison.

In: Contemporary Ob/Gyn, Vol. 53, No. 7, 07.2008, p. 50-54.

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Isley, Michelle M. ; Edelman, Alison. / Extended and continuous OC dosing regimens. In: Contemporary Ob/Gyn. 2008 ; Vol. 53, No. 7. pp. 50-54.
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