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Contraception – Oral Contraceptive
Pill
   

  • K.Michaelson, et al (Univ Hosp,
    uppasala, Sweden; Dartmouth Med School, Hanover, NH;
    Karolinkska Inst, Stockholm) 
    Oral-Contraceptive Use and Risk
    of Hip Fracture : A Case -Control Study.
    Lancet 353:1481-1484,
    1999
    .
         
    All cases of hip fracture
    occurring between October 1993 and February 1995 among
    women born after 1913 were identified.
        
    It was found that use of oral
    contraceptives after age 40 years decreased the risk
    of hip fracture, whereas their use before age 30 years
    did not.  Use between the
    ages of 30 and 40 years conferred a moderate degree of
    protection.
          
    Editorial comments: One of the
    noncontraceptive health benefits of oral contraceptive
    (OC) use is increased bone density compared with never
    use of Ocs. 
    The results of this epidemiologic study
    indicate that use of high estrogen dose Ocs (50
    mg or more) after age 40 appears
    to significantly reduce the risk of subsequent hip
    fracture.  Very few women are
    currently using oral contraceptives with 50
    mg of estrogen. 
    It remains to be determined whether taking OC
    formulations with 20 to 35
    mg of estrogen in the
    perimenopausal period also reduces the risk of having
    a hip fracture later in life.
             

 

         

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Orthopaedics
 

 

Contraception – Oral Contraceptive Pill
   

  • K.Michaelson, et al (Univ Hosp, uppasala, Sweden; Dartmouth Med School, Hanover, NH; Karolinkska Inst, Stockholm)  Oral-Contraceptive Use and Risk of Hip Fracture : A Case -Control Study.
    Lancet 353:1481-1484, 1999.
         
    All cases of hip fracture occurring between October 1993 and February 1995 among women born after 1913 were identified.
        
    It was found that use of oral contraceptives after age 40 years decreased the risk of hip fracture, whereas their use before age 30 years did not.  Use between the ages of 30 and 40 years conferred a moderate degree of protection.
          
    Editorial comments: One of the noncontraceptive health benefits of oral contraceptive (OC) use is increased bone density compared with never use of Ocs.  The results of this epidemiologic study indicate that use of high estrogen dose Ocs (50 mg or more) after age 40 appears to significantly reduce the risk of subsequent hip fracture.  Very few women are currently using oral contraceptives with 50 mg of estrogen.  It remains to be determined whether taking OC formulations with 20 to 35 mg of estrogen in the perimenopausal period also reduces the risk of having a hip fracture later in life.
             

 

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