Combined oral contraceptives: A comprehensive review

Jessica Kiley*, Cassing Hammond

*Corresponding author for this work

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Millions of women use birth control pills for contraceptive and noncontraceptive reasons. Although there have been reports of rare adverse events, birth control pills do offer well-documented health benefits, including a decrease in the risk of ovarian and endometrial carcinoma. In addition, manufacturers continue to modify birth control pills to reduce side effects and medical risks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)868-877
Number of pages10
JournalClinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007


  • Birth control pill
  • Hormonal contraception
  • Noncontraceptive benefits
  • Oral contraceptives
  • Progestin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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