Serum gonadotropin and ovarian steroid levels in women during administration of a norethindrone-ethinylestradiol triphasic oral contraceptive.


We studied the inhibitory effect of a triphasic oral contraceptive (OC) regimen on the pituitary and ovarian function in 29 normal, healthy women. ORTHO* 7/7/7 Tablets contain a constant low dose of ethinylestradiol (EE) and a step-wise increasing level of norethindrone (NE). The pills for the first, middle and last weeks of the 21-day regimen contained… (More)