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Title: Effect of oral contraceptives on serum prolactin: A longitudinal study in 126 normal premenopausal women
Authors: Hwang, P.L.H. 
Ng, C.S.A.
Cheong, S.T.
Issue Date: 1986
Source: Hwang, P.L.H.,Ng, C.S.A.,Cheong, S.T. (1986). Effect of oral contraceptives on serum prolactin: A longitudinal study in 126 normal premenopausal women. Clinical Endocrinology 24 (2) : 127-133. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: A prospective longitudinal study was carried out in 126 normal premenopausal women aged 18-34 years to determine the effect of oral contraceptives containing less than 50 μg of oestrogen on serum prolactin concentration. The mean prolactin concentration in patients receiving oral contraceptives (n = 80) rose from a control level of 8.9 ng/ml to 10.2 ng/ml at 3 months (P < 0.05) and 10.9 ng/ml at 12 months (P < 0.001). In a parallel group of patients (n = 46) who used intrauterine devices for contraception, no significant change in serum prolactin concentration was observed over the same period. It is concluded that currently available oral contraceptives have a small but significant stimulatory effect on prolactin secretion in normal women.
Source Title: Clinical Endocrinology
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/107467
ISSN: 03000664
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