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Combined hormonal contraception

Long term safety of hormonal contraception

Health benefits

Fertility related benefits

  • Prevention of pregnancy
  • Offers protection against ectopic pregnancy

Menstrual benefits

  • Menstrual cycle stabilization
  • Reduced iron deficiency anaemia due to lighter menstrual cycles
  • More regular menstrual cycles
  • Less dysmenorrhea
  • Less severe pre-menstrual symptoms

ESHRE Capri Workshop Group. Hum Reprod Update 11:513-525, 2005

Non-contraceptive Health benefits

Protection from some cancers e.g. endometrial and ovarian cancers, up to 50% risk reduction

Protection against benign diseases e.g. benign breast diseases like fibrocystic and fibroadenomatosis disease decreased by 50-70%

Other possible health benefits

  • Protection against pelvic inflammatory diseases
  • Reduces risk of follicular cyst by 50% and corpus luteal cyst by 80%
  • Past contraceptive use protects women after they reach menopause; reduced risk of low bone mineral density was documented
  • Reduction in acne

ESHRE Capri Workshop Group. Hum Reprod Update 11:513-525, 2005

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