Is lipid profile determination necessary in women wishing to use oral contraceptives?

@article{Machado2013IsLP,
  title={Is lipid profile determination necessary in women wishing to use oral contraceptives?},
  author={Rog{\'e}rio Bonassi Machado and Carine Rejane Bernardes and Isadora Matias de Souza and Narayana Santana and Mariana Spagnuolo Morimoto},
  journal={Contraception},
  year={2013},
  volume={87 6},
  pages={801-5}
}
INTRODUCTION Although coronary heart disease in users of combined oral contraceptives (COCs) is rare, one of the principal risk factors for its occurrence is dyslipidemia. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prevalence of dyslipidemia in women wishing to use COCs, and its association with known clinical risk factors in order to evaluate the need to determine the lipid profile in this population. STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional study involving 516 women aged 18-40 years, 54% nulligravid, who wished to… CONTINUE READING
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