A possible new dawn for contraception

Norman D Goldstuck


Modern contraception began in the 1960s with the introduction of combined oestrogen and progestogen (COC) pills and intrauterine devices made of thermoplastic. By the end of that decade, it had become apparent that COCs containing over 50 µg of mestranol or ethinyl-estradiol carried a risk of producing venous thrombosis and thromboembolism

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Norman D Goldstuck, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa

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contraception;progestin only; estetrol

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South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2019;25(3):70. DOI:10.7196/sajog.1528

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Date submitted: 2019-11-29
Date published: 2020-04-24

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