Oral contraceptive use and bone density change in adolescent and young adult women: a prospective study of age, hormone dose, and discontinuation.

@article{Scholes2011OralCU,
  title={Oral contraceptive use and bone density change in adolescent and young adult women: a prospective study of age, hormone dose, and discontinuation.},
  author={D. Tyler Scholes and Rebecca A. Hubbard and Laura E Ichikawa and Andrea Z LaCroix and Leslie A Spangler and Jeannette M. Beasley and Susan A Reed and Susan M. Ott},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={2011},
  volume={96 9},
  pages={E1380-7}
}
CONTEXT Oral contraceptive (OC) use is common, but bone changes associated with use of contemporary OC remain unclear. OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to compare bone mineral density (BMD) change in adolescent and young adult OC users and discontinuers of two estrogen doses, relative to nonusers. DESIGN AND SETTING This was a prospective cohort study, Group Health Cooperative. PARTICIPANTS Participants included 606 women aged 14-30 yr (50% adolescents aged 14-18 yr): 389 OC users… CONTINUE READING
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