The trimonthly combination oral contraceptive regimen: is it cost effective?

@article{Schwartz1999TheTC,
  title={The trimonthly combination oral contraceptive regimen: is it cost effective?},
  author={Jill L. Schwartz and Mitchell D Creinin and Helen C Pymar},
  journal={Contraception},
  year={1999},
  volume={60 5},
  pages={263-7}
}
The extended use of combination oral contraceptive pills (COCPs) to decrease the frequency of withdrawal bleeding can be convenient and beneficial to women. We conducted a cost-effective analysis comparing the standard regimen (21 days of estrogen/progestin) to a trimonthly regimen (84 days of estrogen/progestin) followed by a pill-free week for 1-year. The economic savings for patient out-of-pocket expenses from decreased sanitary product usage as a result of nine fewer withdrawal bleeding… CONTINUE READING