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2023 Jul 31

Cochrane Database Syst Rev



Combined oral contraceptive pill for primary dysmenorrhoea.


Schroll JB, Black AY, Farquhar C, Chen I


Dysmenorrhoea (painful menstrual cramps) is common and a major cause of pain in women. Combined oral contraceptives (OCPs) are often used in the management of primary dysmenorrhoea, but there is a need for reporting the benefits and harms. Primary dysmenorrhoea is defined as painful menstrual cramps without pelvic pathology.