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Same-day initiation of the transdermal hormonal delivery system (contraceptive patch) versus traditional initiation methods.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16246657     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
INTRODUCTION: Published comparisons of oral contraceptive pill (OCP) initiation methods demonstrate that OCP initiation at the office visit ("Quick Start") resulted in higher continuation rates into the second cycle. This trial was performed to investigate whether Quick Start with the contraceptive patch would provide similar results. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty women were randomized to initiate use of the contraceptive patch using Quick Start (Group 1, n=30) or on the first day of their next menses (Group 2, n=30). Telephone contact at 6 weeks occurred to ensure that the second cycle had been initiated. A single follow-up visit was scheduled after completion of the third patch cycle. RESULTS: Continuation rates for Groups 1 and 2 were 97% and 93% (p=1.0), respectively, into the second cycle, and 93% and 90%, respectively, into the third cycle (p=1.0). Only approximately half of the subjects planned to continue using the patch after the study. CONCLUSION: Quick Start for the contraceptive patch did not improve continuation rates into the second or third cycle.
Amitasrigowri S Murthy; Mitchell D Creinin; Bryna Harwood; Courtney A Schreiber
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial     Date:  2005-08-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  Contraception     Volume:  72     ISSN:  0010-7824     ISO Abbreviation:  Contraception     Publication Date:  2005 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-10-25     Completed Date:  2007-04-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0234361     Medline TA:  Contraception     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  333-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine/Magee Womens Research Institute, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Administration, Cutaneous
Contraceptive Agents / administration & dosage*
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Patient Compliance*
Pilot Projects
Prospective Studies
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contraceptive Agents

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