Non-contraceptive benefits of oral contraceptives

@article{Huber2008NoncontraceptiveBO,
  title={Non-contraceptive benefits of oral contraceptives},
  author={J. Huber and Eva-Katrin Bentz and J. Ott and C. Tempfer},
  journal={Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy},
  year={2008},
  volume={9},
  pages={2317 - 2325}
}
Background: There is increasing awareness of the opportunity that many contraceptive interventions may provide for additional health benefits. However, treatment of medical problems with oral contraceptives (OCs) is often an ‘off-label’ practice. Objective: The aim of this review is to summarize available data on non-contraceptive benefits of OCs. Methods: Review of the literature. Results: OCs have been shown to reduce the risk of ovarian, endometrial, and colorectal cancer. It has been… Expand
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