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Hormonal contraception – long-term use and long-cycle

The use of extended pills intake regimens or even longterm use has many advantages: The reduction of the intensity of bleeding achieving amenorrhea, avoidance cycle-dependent gynecological, but also general diseases. In gynecological practice women are turning increasingly in flexible intake regimens. Study for the long-cycle are both known dosage possibilities of ethinyl estradiol (EE), the progestin choice as well as to the different application forms. Since 2014 is related to the estrogen-progestin combination (20 ?g EE/3 mg drospirenone) a first approved drug for flexible long-term use is available.

CME Prakt Fortbild Gynakol Geburtsmed Gynakol Endokrinol 2015; 11(1): 20–30

Long-term use, flexible long-term scheme, bleeding pattern, menstrual-dependent complaints, cycle-dependent complaints

Hans-Joachim Ahrendt1, Cornelia Friedrich2
1 Praxis für Frauenheilkunde, Klinische Forschung und Weiterbildung,
2 Praxis für Frauenheilkunde und Geburtshilfe, Sexualmedizin, Köthen
Reviewer: Anneliese Schwenkhagen, Hamburg,
und May Ziller, Marburg

Ahrend H.-J. Hormonale ... Gynakol Geburtsmed Gynakol Endokrinol 2015; 11(1): 20–30 publiziert 31.03.2015 ©akademos Wissenschaftsverlag 2015 ISSN 1614-8533