progestin-only contraceptive

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progestin-only contraceptive



A nonestrogen-containing medication, such as a "mini-pill, " or an injectable progestogen, used to prevent pregnancy
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(24) Given the benefits of lactation to both infant and maternal health, (25,26) and the fact that the LNG-IUS carries a much lower systemic dose of progestin than the injectable, further study of how timing of initiation of progestin-only contraceptives affects women's abilities to meet lactation recommendations (27) is urgently needed.
Breast cancer risk with progestin-only contraceptives
In this Update, we review the data on bleeding patterns associated with progestin-only contraceptives, including the likelihood of 1) amenorrhea and 2) discontinuation due to changes in the bleeding pattern.
Association between injectable progestin-only contraceptives and HIV acquisition and HIV target cell frequency in the female genital tract in South African women: A prospective cohort study.
* Progestin-only contraceptives. The CDC considers that the benefits of COC use outweigh any theoretical risk of stroke, even in women with risk factors or in women who have migraine with aura.
Progestin-only contraceptives appear to have little effect on short- or long-term diabetes control, hemostatic markers, or the lipid profile in women with uncomplicated diabetes.
In its Contraceptive Commodities for Women's Health report released in 2012, Unicef (or the United Nations Children's Fund) noted that contraceptive implants such as Implanon and Implanon NXT are 'safe, highly effective and quickly reversible long-acting progestin-only contraceptives that require little attention after insertion.'
They propose that women's ability to accurately self-assess their contraindications to combination oral contraceptives may also apply to progestin-only contraceptives, such as injectables, which have fewer contraindications and potentially could be administered by trained staff in drug shops.
Some controversy exists over the risks of progestin-only contraceptives. Some labeling, however, no longer lists a history of thromboembolism as a contraindication for their use.
Progestin-only contraceptives do not appear to suppress lactation and are frequently prescribed for lactating women requesting hormonal contraception.
Progestin-only contraceptives, such as depotmedroxyprogesterone acetate, progestin implants, and levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine devices (LNG-IUDs) are also thought to reduce endometrial cancer risk.

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