Chapter 48. Contraception
All of the following are the functional phases of the menstrual cycle except:
Rapid return of fertility would be least likely to occur upon discontinuation of which of the following contraceptives:
COCs work by inhibiting ovulation. The progestin component of COCs works mainly by suppressing which of the following hormones:
A. Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH)
B. Luteinizing hormone (LH)
C. Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH)
Potential risks associated with the use of oral contraceptives include all of the following except:
A. Venous thromboembolism
Which of the following is considered to be an absolute contraindication to the use of COCs?
A. Smoking 10 cigarettes per day
B. History of migraine headache disorder without aura
C. Postpartum 2 weeks following delivery
If a woman has breakthrough bleeding or spotting that continues beyond her normal menses, what would be the most appropriate suggestion to decrease this side effect?
A. Increase progestin dose
B. Decrease progestin dose
C. Increase estrogen dose
D. Decrease estrogen dose
Which of the following COCs is FDA-approved for the treatment of PMDD?
Unlike COCs, which of the following risks has not been associated with progestin-only pills?