Extended cycling of combined hormonal contraceptives in adolescents: physician views and prescribing practices.

@article{Gerschultz2007ExtendedCO,
  title={Extended cycling of combined hormonal contraceptives in adolescents: physician views and prescribing practices.},
  author={Kelly L Gerschultz and Gina S. Sucato and Teresa R Hennon and Pamela J. Murray and Melanie A. Gold},
  journal={The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={40 2},
  pages={151-7}
}
PURPOSE We sought to determine the practices of physicians who prescribe for adolescents extended cycles of combined hormonal contraception, in which hormones are taken for longer than 21 days and menstruation is delayed. METHODS Five hundred physicians from the membership rosters of the Society for Adolescent Medicine and the North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology were asked to complete an online 39-question survey. RESULTS The 222 respondents (44% of those… CONTINUE READING