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Continuous use of combined contraceptive pill minimises vaginal bleeding

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 24 July 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:0-e

Question Does the continuous use of combined oral contraceptives lead to less vaginal bleeding without an increase in adverse effects?

Synopsis Women aged 18 to 44 years were recruited by flyer for a randomised (non-blinded) controlled trial of contraception; the flyer did not emphasise the potential for reduced bleeding. There were 79 women enrolled and randomised (allocation concealed) to continuous (that is, no weeks off hormonal treatment) …

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