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The following tables list some pros and cons
of using hormonal
birth control methods.
These advantages and disadvantages apply to both hormonal and non-hormonal IUDs.
Raymond EG (2007). Progestin-only pills. In RA Hatcher et al., eds., Contraceptive Technology, 19th ed., pp. 181–191. New York: Ardent Media.
Morrison CS, et al. (2004). Hormonal contraceptive
use, cervical ectopy, and the acquisition of cervical infections.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 31(9):
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (2004). Depo-Provera contraceptive injection (medroxyprogesterone acetate injectable suspension). Safety Alerts for Human Medical Products. Available online: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm154784.htm.
Grimes DA (2007). Intrauterine devices (IUDs). In RA
Hatcher et al., eds., Contraceptive Technology, 19th
ed., pp. 117–143. New York: Ardent Media.
Current as of:
June 4, 2014
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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