The use of oral contraceptives by adolescents for contraception, menstrual cycle problems or acne.

@article{Hooff1998TheUO,
  title={The use of oral contraceptives by adolescents for contraception, menstrual cycle problems or acne.},
  author={Marcel H A van Hooff and Remy A. Hirasing and M B H Kaptein and C. Koppenaal and Feja J. Voorhorst and Joop Schoemaker},
  journal={Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica},
  year={1998},
  volume={77 9},
  pages={898-904}
}
BACKGROUND Oral contraceptives are prescribed as contraception but also as therapy for menstrual cycle disturbances and acne. We studied the prevalence of oral contraceptive (OC) use and the indications to start OC use among adolescents. METHODS A cohort consisting of ninth grade secondary school girls (mean age 15.3+/-0.6 (s.d.) years) answered a… CONTINUE READING