Effect of low-dose oral contraceptive on gonadotropins, androgens, and sex hormone binding globulin in nonhirsute women.

@article{Murphy1990EffectOL,
  title={Effect of low-dose oral contraceptive on gonadotropins, androgens, and sex hormone binding globulin in nonhirsute women.},
  author={Ana Alvarez Murphy and C S Cropp and Barbara S Smith and Ronald T. Burkman and Howard A. Zacur},
  journal={Fertility and sterility},
  year={1990},
  volume={53 1},
  pages={35-9}
}
The effectiveness of a low-dose oral contraceptive (OC) in suppressing plasma levels of gonadotropins, ovarian, and adrenal androgens and stimulating sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) was evaluated prospectively in nonhirsute women. Thirty-three women ingested 35 micrograms of ethinyl estradiol and 1 mg of norethindrone beginning within day 1 to 5 of the menstrual cycle. Baseline levels of luteinizing hormone, follicle-stimulating hormone, total testosterone (T), androstenedione (A… CONTINUE READING