A longitudinal comparison of body composition changes in adolescent girls receiving hormonal contraception.

Abstract

The objective of this study was to examine body composition changes in adolescent girls initiating depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA), oral contraceptives, or no hormonal contraceptive method. At 6 months, DMPA resulted in significant increases in adiposity with concomitant decreases in lean body mass. Supplemental estrogen may lessen these DMPA effects.

DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2009.04.009

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@article{Bonny2009ALC, title={A longitudinal comparison of body composition changes in adolescent girls receiving hormonal contraception.}, author={Andrea E. Bonny and Michelle Secic and Barbara A. Cromer}, journal={The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine}, year={2009}, volume={45 4}, pages={423-5} }