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Study finds convincing evidence that the combined oral contraceptive pill helps painful periods

18 January 2012

A large Scandinavian study that has been running for 30 years has finally provided convincing evidence that the combined oral contraceptive pill does, indeed, alleviate the symptoms of painful menstrual periods – dysmenorrhoea. The research is published online in Europe’s leading reproductive medicine journal Human Reproduction today.

Read the press release here.

Read the paper: The effect of combined oral contraceptives and age on dysmenorrhoea: an epidemiological study


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