By the way, doctor. I am 47 and have been taking Loestrin 1/20 for the past seven months. After the first month, I ceased having periods, which my gynecologist says is typical. Could you comment on why this happens and whether I am putting myself at increased risk for uterine cancer?

Harv Womens Health Watch. 2000 Jan;7(5):8.
No abstract available

MeSH terms

  • Contraceptives, Oral, Combined / adverse effects
  • Contraceptives, Oral, Combined / pharmacology*
  • Drug Combinations
  • Ethinyl Estradiol / adverse effects
  • Ethinyl Estradiol / pharmacology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Menstrual Cycle / drug effects*
  • Middle Aged
  • Norethindrone / adverse effects
  • Norethindrone / pharmacology*


  • Contraceptives, Oral, Combined
  • Drug Combinations
  • norethindrone acetate, ethinyl estradiol, ferrous fumarate drug combination
  • Ethinyl Estradiol
  • Norethindrone