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01 August 2012

Oral contraceptives and PCOS

Some types of oral contraceptives appear to have the strongest effect on women with PCOS.

Over the long term, oral contraceptives containing cyproterone acetate appear to have the strongest anti-androgenic properties in women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), according to Indian researchers.

Dr Bhattacharya of S. C. Das Memorial Medical and Research Centre, Kolkata, and Dr Jha of the Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi, enrolled 171 women and randomly assigned them to desogestrel, cyproterone acetate, and drospirenone groups.

 
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