Christine Seibert, MD; Ellen Barbouche, MD; Julie Fagan, MD; Erane Myint, MD; Tosha Wetterneck, MD; Melaura Wittemyer, MD
This paper addresses the use of combined oral contraceptives in women older than 35 years of age, including the potential risks and benefits, pretreatment assessment, common side effects and their management, appropriate follow-up, and diagnosis of menopause. The case-based discussion also focuses on issues that pertain to women who smoke, have hypertension, or have dyslipidemia.
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Seibert C, Barbouche E, Fagan J, Myint E, Wetterneck T, Wittemyer M. Prescribing Oral Contraceptives for Women Older Than 35 Years of Age. Ann Intern Med. 2003;138:54-64. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-138-1-200301070-00013
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2003;138(1):54-64.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Dyslipidemia, Prevention/Screening, Smoking.
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