Last updated on February 2018

Synthetic vs Natural Estrogen in Combined Oral Contraception

Brief description of study

The main objective of the study is to compare the metabolic effects of natural estradiol and synthetic ethinylestradiol used in combined oral contraception in healthy women. A progestin-only preparation will be used in comparison. The main goal is to study the effects on glucose metabolism, coagulation and a markers of chronic inflammation (such as hs-CRP). Our hypothesis is that the natural estradiol preparation will influence blood glucose levels, markers of coagulation and chronic inflammation less than the ethinylestradiol preparation. The progestin-only preparation will not effect these parameters.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT02352090

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