Prescribing oral contraceptives for women older than 35 years of age

Christine Seibert, Ellen Barbouche, Julie Fagan, Erane Myint, Tosha Wetterneck, Melaura Wittemyer

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Abstract

This paper addresses the use of combined oral contraceptives in women older than 35 years of age, including the potential risks and benefits, pretreatment assessment, common side effects and their management, appropriate follow-up, and diagnosis of menopause. The case-based discussion also focuses on issues that pertain to women who smoke, have hypertension, or have dyslipidemia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)54-64
Number of pages11
JournalAnnals of internal medicine
Volume138
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 7 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

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