Continuous versus cyclic oral contraceptives for the treatment of endometriosis: a systematic review

@article{Zorbas2015ContinuousVC,
  title={Continuous versus cyclic oral contraceptives for the treatment of endometriosis: a systematic review},
  author={K. Zorbas and K. Economopoulos and N. Vlahos},
  journal={Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics},
  year={2015},
  volume={292},
  pages={37-43}
}
  • K. Zorbas, K. Economopoulos, N. Vlahos
  • Published 2015
  • Medicine
  • Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • PurposeRecurrence of endometriosis after conservative surgery has been observed in 40–50 % of patients within the first 5 years. A variety of regimens such as combined oral contraceptives, GnRH agonists, danazol, and progestins have been used postoperatively to reduce recurrence rates. Oral contraceptives (oCP) have been used either in a cyclic or in a continuous (no pill-free interval) fashion. The purpose of this article was to summarize the existing evidence on the efficacy and patient… CONTINUE READING
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