These include age at onset of menstruation, age of first sexual intercourse and current oral contraceptive
Muchnik, "The effect of oral contraceptives
on voice: preliminary observations," Journal of Voice 16, no.
Thiboutot said, "it's okay to use oral contraceptives
For these reasons, ACOG has long been a public supporter of OTC access to oral contraceptives
, as it already is in many countries around the world.
"These observations obviously need to be considered in the proper context of a careful understanding of possible risks and benefits associated with the use of oral contraceptives
, as well as those associated with other forms of contraception," Biller said.
The researchers stressed that oral contraceptives
are safe and that women on combined contraceptive drugs "should not stop using them, but should consult their doctor and review their current type of pill at their next appointment if there are any concerns".
For women with migraine without aura, WHO and ACOG have cited no contraindication against oral contraceptives
as long as patients are under 35 years of age.
Subjects were divided into three groups: Group A: Subjects using oral contraceptives
(n=30); Group B: Subjects using injectable contraceptives (n=30); and Group C: Controls not using any form of hormonal contraceptives (n=30).
Regular and proper usage of oral contraceptives
Equally important is understanding the role of synthetic hormones in oral contraceptives
. Women are commonly prescribed medications containing synthetic hormones to help regulate the changes that occur in their bodies through menstruation and menopause.
A recent study has found that the natural supplement Pycnogenol, an antioxidant plant extract from the bark of the French maritime pine tree, significantly minimizes pain and inflammation associated with endometriosis and may help eliminate dysmenorrhea when paired with oral contraceptives
. More than 5 million women in the United States suffer from endometriosis, a chronic inflammatory condition often associated with severe menstrual pain and infertility.
Tanzanian women of reproductive age can accurately determine whether they are ineligible to use combination oral contraceptives
because of medical reasons such as blood clots or diabetes, according to a cross-sectional study conducted in rural and peri-urban regions (1) Overall, the women's own assessment of their eligibility or ineligibility, as aided by a poster depicting medically valid contraindications, agreed with the assessment of trained nurses in four out of five cases.