combined oral contraceptive


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combined oral contraceptive

(kŏm-bīnd′),

COC

A birth control pill that contains both an estrogen and a progestin.

combined oral contraceptive

A hormonal contraceptive containing both an oestrogen and a PROGESTOGEN drug. See also CONTRACEPTION.
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Conventional care guidelines recommend combined oral contraceptives (COCs) as monotherapy, or COCs with an antiandrogen, such as spironolactone or finasteride, as combination therapy.
Table 1: Comparison of variables between HIV positive women on HAART and HAART naive HIV positive women taking combined oral contraceptive pills between October 2015 and March 2016 at TASO Clinic, Mulago Hospital.
Compared with combined oral contraceptives, progestin-only pills--often called "mini-pills"--do not pose the same risk for vascular complications, and have fewer and rarer contraindications.
Lipid profile in females of reproductive age group using combined oral contraceptive pills.
(3) But, the risks of VTE from the most common low-dose combined oral contraceptives are quite small.
In contrast, the generally acknowledged requirement for combined oral contraceptive pills to suppress the HPO axis is seven days (23).
But if you use a combined oral contraceptive, you should speak to your GP - the general advice for migraine sufferers is not to take it.
The combined oral contraceptive pill contains estrogen and progestogen.
The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of combined oral contraceptive pills on lipid profile in females of reproductive age group.
Scientists say they now have "convincing evidence" the combined oral contraceptive pill alleviates symptoms of painful menstrual periods.
They are 1) voluntary male and female surgical sterilization, performed upon request and after having obtained the user's informed consent; 2) intrauterine device (IUD) (TCu 380A with 380 [mm.sup.2] of copper); 3) quarterly injectable (medroxyprogesterone acetate, 150 mg only); 4) combined oral contraceptive (norgestrel, 0.3 mg; ethinyl estradiol, 0.03 mg); and 5) male condoms (lubricated and nonlubricated, type 1, class A, style 3, size 1).
Not much data are available about HIV/ AIDS and hormonal methods other than combined oral contraceptive pills (COCs) and the progestin injection, depot medroxyprogesterone acetate.

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