IMR Press / CEOG / Volume 19 / Issue 1 / pii/1992005

Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology (CEOG) is published by IMR Press from Volume 47 Issue 1 (2020). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on as a courtesy and upon agreement with S.O.G.

Original Research

The bone sparing effect of oral contraceptive use in non-smoking women

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1 The Neve Neeman Family Medical Clinic, Kupat Holim and Tel-Aviv University School, Israel
2 The Family Planning Clinic, Mishmar Hayarden, Givataim, Kupat Holim, Dan District, Israel
3 Dept. of Obs. Gyn., Beilinson Hosp., Petach-Tikva, and Tel-Aviv University Medical School, Israel
Clin. Exp. Obstet. Gynecol. 1992, 19(1), 30–33;
Published: 10 March 1992

In a group of 30 women, mean age 23.7 years, we have examined the urinary calcium: creatinine ratio (Ca:Cr) as an indicator of bone resorption, before and 6.8 months after oral contraceptive (OC) use. Fasting Ca:Cr decreased significantly during OC use, being more pronounced in nonsmokers. We agree with those who propose the use of OC in women also after 35 years of age, in view of their good effect on bone density.

Oral contraceptive
Bone density
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