Medical aspects of oral contraceptive discontinuation

  title={Medical aspects of oral contraceptive discontinuation},
  author={D. Serfaty},
  journal={Advances in Contraception},
  • D. Serfaty
  • Published 1992
  • Medicine
  • Advances in Contraception
  • Oral contraceptive (OC) compliance is adversely affected by three medical factors: side effects, poor cycle control, and patients' fears of serious diseases. Most physicians recognize these factors but fail to understand their true impact on continuation rates. In one study, half of current OC users who changed brands and half of former OC users cited unwanted side effects as their reason for discontinuation. Moreover, a substantial number of women discontinue OCs without consulting their… CONTINUE READING
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