Changes in androgens during treatment with four low-dose contraceptives.

@article{Coenen1996ChangesIA,
  title={Changes in androgens during treatment with four low-dose contraceptives.},
  author={Chel Coenen and Christopher M. Thomas and George Florimond Borm and Johannes M. G. Hollanders and Rune Rolland},
  journal={Contraception},
  year={1996},
  volume={53 3},
  pages={
          171-6
        }
}
The aim of the present study was to compare changes in the endogenous androgen environment in healthy women while on low-dose oral contraceptives (OCs). One-hundred healthy women were randomized to receive one of four OCs during six months: 21 tablets of Cilest, Femodeen, Marvelon, or Mercilon. During the luteal phase of the pretreatment cycle, body weight and blood pressure were recorded and the following parameters were measured: sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG), corticosteroid-binding… CONTINUE READING
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