Oral contraceptives, serum folate, and hematologic status.

  title={Oral contraceptives, serum folate, and hematologic status.},
  author={C J Paine and Warren D. Grafton and V L Dickson and Edward R Eichner},
  volume={234 7},
Previous reports have suggested deleterious effects on folate balance in users of contraceptives. A study of folate in 526 women attending a family-planning clinic demonstrated, both with the Lactobacillus casei assay and with a new radioassay, that the mean serum folate level for women taking oral contraceptives was not significantly lower than that for… CONTINUE READING