Ehrenthal co-authors article on noncontraceptive benefits of birth control

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UW Ob-Gyn Division of Reproductive and Population Health Director Deborah Ehrenthal, MD co-authored the paper Beyond Birth Control: Noncontraceptive Benefits of Hormonal Methods and Their Key Role in the General Medical Care of Women in the Journal of Women’s Health.

In the article, Ehrenthal and co-authors in the UW SMPH Department of Family Medicine and Community Health used a comprehensive literature search to summarize the available data documenting how hormonal contraceptives can prevent ovarian and uterine cancer and be used to treat women with a variety of gynecological and nongynecological conditions such as endometriosis, uterine fibroids, heavy menstrual bleeding, polycystic ovary syndrome, acne, and migraines.

Read the whole article here!