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World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 877: Cardiovascular Disease and Steroid Hormone Contraception

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Title: World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 877: Cardiovascular Disease and Steroid Hormone Contraception  
Author: World Health Organization
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Language: English
Subject: Health., Public health, Wellness programs
Collections: Medical Library Collection, World Health Collection
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Organization, W. H. (n.d.). World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 877. Retrieved from http://hawaiilibrary.net/


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A WHO Scientific Group on Cardiovascular Disease and Steroid Hormone Contraception met in Geneva from 3 to 7 November 1997. The meeting was opened by Dr P. Van Look, Associate Director of the UNDP/UNFPA/WHO/World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction, on behalf of the Director-General of WHO.

Table of Contents
Contents i Introduction 2 Background 2 I Study design 2.2 Relative risk 2 3 Interpretation of relative risks 2.4 Effect modification 2.5 The epidemiological evaluation of the hormonal content of combined oral contraceptives 2.6 Absolute (attributable) risks 3. Acute myocardial infarction 3.1 Combined oral contraceptives 3 1 1 General associations 3 1 2 Specific associations 3 2 Progestogen-only contraceptives 3.3 Conclusions 4 lschaemic stroke 4.1 Combined oral contraceptives 4.1 .I General associations 4.1 2 Specific associations 4 2 Progestogen-only contraceptives 4.3 Conclusions 5. Haemorrhagic stroke 5 1 Combined oral contraceptives 5.1.1 General associations 5 1 2 Specific associations 5.2 Progestogen-only contraceptives 5.3 Conclusions 6 Total stroke 6 1 Combined oral contraceptives 6.2 Progestogen-only contraceptives 6 3 Conclusions 7. Venous thromboembolism 7 I Combined oral contraceptives 7.1 .I General associations 7.1.2 Specific associations 7 2 Progestogen-only contraceptives 7.3 Conclusions 8 Possible biological mechanisms for cardiovascular effects 8.1 General considerations 8.2 Glucose and insulin metabolism 8.3 Lipid and lipoprotein metabolism 8 4 The haemostatic system 8.5 Blood pressure 8 6 Conclusions

 

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