progestin-only contraceptive


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progestin-only contraceptive

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POC

A nonestrogen-containing medication, such as a "mini-pill, " or an injectable progestogen, used to prevent pregnancy
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Further, there is no evidence that progestin-only contraceptives increase breast cancer risk, but data are inadequate.
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.
Progestin-only contraceptives, such as depotmedroxyprogesterone acetate, progestin implants, and levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine devices (LNG-IUDs) are also thought to reduce endometrial cancer risk.
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.
Progestin-only contraceptives do not appear to suppress lactation and are frequently prescribed for lactating women requesting hormonal contraception.
There is an increased risk of ectopic pregnancy in patients using progestin-only contraceptives, but there are no studies on this risk with emergency contraception.
7,13) This has been primarily studied in long-acting progestin-only contraceptives such as implants.
Other medical options besides extended use oral contraceptives for reducing menstruation include injectable progestin-only contraceptives, the levonorgestrel intrauterine device, oral progestins, danazol, and gonadotropin-releasing hormone.

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