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A systematic review more effective buy lexapro 5mg on line, and it was recommended as a was included in the list if it included comparisons better alternative to the Yuzpe regimen 10 mg lexapro mastercard. Another of efficacy, side-effects or acceptability of these example is a trial establishing the equivalence methods or effectiveness of treatments for bleed- between a single dose and a split dose of 1. Subfer- Introductory trials are field studies to assess tility trials were not included. The title and if acceptability, effectiveness, continuation of use, necessary the abstract were examined to assess side-effects and service-related needs of a method whether the review was eligible. The 22 reviews in specific populations, in the context of family 61 satisfying these criteria are listed in Table 20. Such studies The authors conducted 46 meta-analyses with dif- might involve 1000 to 5000 subjects. Strategies for post-registration surveillance of contraceptive drugs are reports The author is greatful to Dr TMM Farley for of adverse reactions, large-scale experimental useful discussions regarding the structure of the studies, formal epidemiological studies and indi- chapter, and to Dr P D Griffin for proof-reading rect correlational studies. Post- The UNDP/UNFPA/WHO/World Bank Spe- registration RCTs are costly, lack sufficient power cial Programme of Research, Development CONTRACEPTION 333 Table 20. Systematic reviews in The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews addressing efficacy or side-effects of contraceptive methods Method Stage Review OCs Complete review Biphasic versus monophasic oral contraceptives for contraception Complete review Biphasic versus triphasic oral contraceptives for contraception Protocol Triphasic versus monophasic oral contraceptives for contraception Protocol Skin patch and vaginal ring versus combined oral contraceptives for contraception Protocol Comparison of acceptability of low-dose oral contraceptives containing norethisterone Injectables Protocol Treatment of vaginal bleeding irregularities induced by progestin-only contraceptives Implants Protocol Subdermal implantable contraceptives versus other forms of reversible contraceptives as effective methods of preventing pregnancy EC Complete review Interventions for emergency contraception IUDs Complete review Frameless versus classical intrauterine device for contraception Complete review Hormonally impregnated intrauterine systems (IUSs) versus other forms of reversible contraceptives as effective methods of preventing pregnancy Barrier Complete review Condom effectiveness in reducing heterosexual HIV transmission Complete review Diaphragm versus diaphragm with spermicides for contraception Complete review Sponge versus diaphragm for contraception Protocol Cervical cap versus diaphragm for contraception Protocol Female condom for preventing heterosexually transmitted HIV infection in women Protocol Non-latex versus latex condoms for contraception Lactational Protocol Lactational amenorrhoea for family planning amenorrhoea Sterilisation Complete review Minilaparotomy and endoscopic techniques for tubal sterilisation and Research Training in Human Reproduc- 6. A tion, Department of Reproductive Health and randomized, double-blind study of six combined Research, WHO, Geneva, Switzerland, supported oral contraceptives. A randomized, double-blind study of two combined REFERENCES and two progesterone-only oral contraceptives. Committee for Proprietary Medicinal Products Contraception (1982) 25: 243–52. Contraceptive failure in the induced by 50 mcg and 30 mcg estrogen/proges- United States: a critical review of the literature. International Collaborative Post-Marketing Sur- in family planning: medical eligibility criteria, veillance of Norplant. Koetsawang S, Ji G, Krishna U, Cuadros A, Agents for Fertility Regulation. Microdose intravaginal phase III comparative study of two hormonal con- levonorgestrel contraception: a multicentre clinical traceptive preparations given once-a-month by trial. Contraception (1989) 40(5): Acting Systemic Agents for Fertility Regulation.

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