Forearm bone density in users of Depo-Provera as a contraceptive method.

@article{Bahamondes1999ForearmBD,
  title={Forearm bone density in users of Depo-Provera as a contraceptive method.},
  author={Luis Bahamondes and Marcos Perrotti and Sara Di Castro and Daniel Gustavo Faundes and Catia Petta and Alo{\'i}sio Jos{\'e} Bedone},
  journal={Fertility and sterility},
  year={1999},
  volume={71 5},
  pages={849-52}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the influence of depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) on bone mineral density when used as a contraceptive method. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING Academic tertiary-care hospital. PATIENT(S) Fifty premenopausal women who had used depot MPA as a contraceptive method for > or =1 year and 50 women who had never used hormonal contraceptive methods. INTERVENTION(S) Bone mineral density was evaluated at the midshaft and at the distal radius of the nondominant… CONTINUE READING

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