- Synthetic progestin+ estrogen
- -prevent estrogen surge, LH surge does NOT occur--> NO ovulation
- reliable, decrease rick of endometrial, ovarian cancer, decrease incidence of ectopic pregnancy, decrease pelvic infections, regulation of meses
- taken daily, NO protection against STDs, Increase TGs, Depression, weigh gain, nausea, HTN, hypercoagualability
Do NOT use in smokers>35 y.o
(increase CV events), hx of DVT, stroke or hx of estrogent-dependent tumor!!