Contraception use and pregnancy outcomes in women with polycystic ovary syndrome: Data from the Australian longitudinal study on women's health

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Abstract

Do contraception use, pregnancy outcome and number of children differ in women with and without polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)?SUMMARY ANSWERWomen with PCOS were less likely to report use of contraception and more likely to report a miscarriage, whilst number of children was similar between groups.WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADYThe oral contraceptive pill is used in the management of PCOS, but the patterns of contraception use in women with PCOS is not known. In women with PCOS who undergo assisted reproduction, the risk of pregnancy loss appears higher, yet pregnancy loss and family size among community-based women with PCOS is not known.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)802 - 808
Number of pages7
JournalHuman Reproduction
Volume29
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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