[Contraception in adolescents according to recent scientific understanding].

  title={[Contraception in adolescents according to recent scientific understanding].},
  author={M Mall-haefeli},
  journal={Therapeutische Umschau. Revue therapeutique},
  volume={39 6},
  • M Mall-haefeli
  • Published in Therapeutische Umschau. Revue therapeutique 1982
Today even young adolescents are engaging in sexual intercourse. In order to prevent unwanted pregnancies, the physician must prescribe safe contraceptive methods. Treatment with oral contraceptives (OCs), probably the safest method, as a rule leads to inhibition of the hypothalamo-pituitary axis. In order to check pituitary function prior to, and during OC treatment, LH-RH tests which permit establishment of hormonal profiles by means of radioimmunoassay are now being carried out. In… CONTINUE READING