Oral Contraceptive Pill: A General Overview. Kristy Van Kirk. Case: Healthy 23 year old female . Taking Ortho Tri-Cyclen reliably for years, G 0 Married 1 year Switched to generic to save money Asked pharmacist if secondary form of contraception would be necessary for first month of switch
Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.
Kristy Van Kirk
LH and FSH (anterior pituitary)
Ovulation (36 hrs after LH surge)
Estradiol and progesterone (ovaries)
Initial negative feedback on hypothalamus and pituitary
When high enough long enough, switches to positive feedback resulting in LH secretion
Elevation indicative of ovulation
Inhibits LH & FSHReview: the menstrual cycle
Hormonal contraception. Pharmacist’s Letter/Prescriber’s Letter 2006; 22 (8):220809.
“FDA Statement on Effectiveness of Newer Birth Control Pills
Available at: http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/NEWS/2007/NEW01550.html
Trussell J. Contraceptive efficacy. In Hatcher RA, Trussell J, Stewart F, Nelson A, Cates W, Guest F, Kowal D. Contraceptive Technology: Eighteenth Revised Edition. New York NY: Ardent Media, 2004.