• Hormonal contraception may cause bone loss in adolescent girls

    7 days ago - By Healio

    Healthy adolescent girls exposed to combined hormonal contraception experienced less bone mineral density accrual at the lumbar spine over 24 months vs. those not exposed to hormonal birth control methods, according to findings from a systematic review and meta-analysis.
    “This meta-analysis of prospective, controlled, observational studies of adolescent girls shows significant and clinically important spinal bone loss over 2 years in teens using combined hormonal contraception,” Jerilynn C. Prior, MD, FRCPC, professor of endocrinology and metabolism in the department of medicine at
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