Flashcards in Contraception Deck (20)
What is one difference between COC and POC pills in terms of free pills?
COC there is a 7-day pill free period or 7 ED pills. POP has no pill free period
How do contraceptive patches work?
Release oestrogen and progestogen
1 patch every 7 days for 21 days, 7 day patch free period
How does the vaginal ring work?
Releases oestrogen and progestogen
1 ring 3 weeks, 1-week ring free
What type of contraceptive is desogestrel?
What type of contraceptive is medroxyprogesterone?
POC - injection
Which hormones do contraceptive implants contain?
Progesterone only. They are subdermal implants placed every 3 years for women aged 18-40
Which out of IUD and IUS releases progesterone?
Which out of IUD and IUS releases copper?
Which conditions must be met for breastfeeding to be effective as a contraceptive method?
Mother must be fully/mainly breastfeeding (no/little other liquids or solid food)
Baby is under 6 months old
Give some advantages of COCs
Periods are regular, lighter and less painful. Reduces acne.
Which type of contraceptive reduces risk of ovarian cancer?
What type of phasic pill is logynon?
What are CHC forumulations?
What are POC formulations?
Give some disadvantages of COCs
Minor ADRs - nausea, vaginal discharge, breast tenderness, cyclic weight gain
Increased risk of MI, stroke, breast and cervical cancer
COC can reduce the risk of which types of cancers?
Name a monophasic pill
Name a POP
Name some enzyme inducers that interact with patches, rings, pills and implants
St John's Wart