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EFFECTS OF ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES ON VITAMINS B6, B12, C, AND FOLACIN

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  • Karen Smit Veninga RN BS, MPH

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    1. Karen Smit Veninga is an Instructor in the Department of Nursing at St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota. Her academic background includes an RN, BS, and an MPH in Public Health Nutrition from the University of Minnesota. Ms. Veninga's professional interest is in the relationship of nutrition to nursing practice within the community.
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ABSTRACT

The interaction of oral contraceptive agents with vitamin B6, folacin, vitamin B12, and vitamin C is described, with an emphasis on the effect of vitamin metabolism on steroid ingestion. A thorough nutritional assessment and patient education program are discussed.

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