Levonorgestrel administration in emergency contraception: bleeding pattern and pituitary-ovarian function.

@article{Tirelli2008LevonorgestrelAI,
  title={Levonorgestrel administration in emergency contraception: bleeding pattern and pituitary-ovarian function.},
  author={Alessandra Tirelli and Angelo Cagnacci and Annibale Volpe},
  journal={Contraception},
  year={2008},
  volume={77 5},
  pages={328-32}
}
BACKGROUND This study was conducted to evaluate the effects of levonorgestrel administration for emergency contraception (EC) on bleeding pattern and pituitary-ovarian function. STUDY DESIGN In 69 women with a reported stable menstrual cycle length of 24-34 days, we investigated bleeding patterns following EC administration in the follicular (n=26), periovulatory (n=14) and luteal (n=29) phase. In a subgroup of 8 women, hormonal evaluation and ultrasonography were performed. RESULTS EC… CONTINUE READING
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