Intervention Review

Combination injectable contraceptives for contraception

  1. Maria F Gallo1,
  2. David A Grimes2,*,
  3. Laureen M Lopez3,
  4. Kenneth F Schulz4,
  5. Catherine d'Arcangues5

Editorial Group: Cochrane Fertility Regulation Group

Published Online: 8 OCT 2008

Assessed as up-to-date: 19 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004568.pub3

How to Cite

Gallo MF, Grimes DA, Lopez LM, Schulz KF, d'Arcangues C. Combination injectable contraceptives for contraception. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2008, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD004568. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004568.pub3.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Reproductive Health, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

  2. 2

    University of North Carolina, School of Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

  3. 3

    FHI 360, Clinical Sciences, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA

  4. 4

    FHI 360 and UNC School of Medicine, Quantitative Sciences, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA

  5. 5

    Prevessin-Moens, France

*David A Grimes, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of North Carolina, School of Medicine, CB#7570, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 27599-7570, USA.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New search for studies and content updated (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 8 OCT 2008


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