By Marilynn Larkin, June 30, 2020

Dr. Kecia Gaither, Director of Perinatal Services at NYC Health and Hospitals/Lincoln, commented in an email to Reuters Health, “It is likely that it can be generalizable to the US; COCs are inexpensive and readily available.” “Clearly, women who may consider this treatment would need to have a complete medical /physical exam prior to beginning this type of therapy, primarily to ensure there are no comorbid medical conditions that would prohibit beginning continuous OCP – e.g., a history of thrombotic phenomena.” “Some side effects to consider,” she added, “include weight gain, nausea, breast tenderness, and headache.”

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