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Thirty-six young, healthy, nonsmoking women have been selected to check the effect of low-dose oral contraceptives on hemostasis. Two identical groups were treated by Marvelon (a monophasic oral contraceptive containing ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) or Trigynon (a triphasic oral contraceptive containing ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) for a(More)
In a prospective double-blind study of the effects of two low-dose oral contraceptives (OCs) on lipid and lipoprotein metabolism, two groups of eighteen young healthy women selected at random were submitted to a six months' use of either monophasic ethinylestradiol (EE) + desogestrel (DG) or triphasic EE + levonorgestrel (LNG). Total cholesterol (C),(More)
A well-known triphasic oral contraceptive (OC) containing ethinyl estradiol (EE) plus levonorgestrel (LNG) was compared with a triphasic containing the same dose of EE in combination with a 14% smaller dose of a new progestogen gestodene (GTD), in a prospective study of 24 and 20 healthy young women, respectively. Serial determinations of lipids,(More)
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