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Estrogen free contraception

To reduce side effects of estrogen-progestin combination preparations, the dose of estrogen in the pills was continuously lowered.There are also increasingly diverse estrogen- free preparations in use (oral, subdermal, intrauterine, intramuscular).The benefits of estrogen contraceptives are the prevention of estrogen-related side effects (Nausea, Edema,Weight gain, Mastodynia), avoidance of cycledependent side effects (Dysmenorrhea, Pelvic pain, Premenstrual Syndrome [PMS], Hypermenorrhea, Menstrual Migraine), the applicability of the hypertension, thrombophilia, condition after thrombosis, cardiac infarct, stroke, liver tumors, and in cholelithiasis lactation.There are discussed various available preparations.

CME Prakt Fortbild Gynakol Geburtsmed Gynakol Endokrinol 2009; 5(3): 152-166

Estrogen free contraception, estrogen free pills, implants, intrauterin hormonal system, injections

Hans-Joachim Ahrendt,Magdeburg
Praxis für Frauenheilkunde, Klinische Forschung und Weiterbildung,
Reviewer:Kai J. Bühling,Hamburg
und Petra Stute, Bern

Ahrendt H.-J. Estrogenfreie ... Gynakol Geburtsmed Gynakol Endokrinol 2009; 5(3): 152-166 publiziert 31.11.09 ©akademos Wissenschaftsverlag 2009 ISSN 1614-8533