Metabolic effects of contraceptive steroids

  title={Metabolic effects of contraceptive steroids},
  author={R. Sitruk-ware and A. Nath},
  journal={Reviews in Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders},
  • R. Sitruk-ware, A. Nath
  • Published 2011
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Reviews in Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders
  • Estrogen and progestins have been used by millions of women as effective combined contraceptives. The safety of hormonal contraceptives has been documented by years of follow-up and serious adverse events that may be related to their use are rare in the young population exposed to these agents. The balance between the benefits and the risks of contraceptive steroids is generally positive in particular when comparing to the risks of pregnancy and especially in women with risk factors. The… CONTINUE READING
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