A Clinician’s Perspective

  • Soledad Díaz
Part of the Reproductive Biology book series (RBIO)


I am a clinician, and I have been following this meeting from that perspective. I confess, however, that I feel like a client who has come for the first time to a family planning clinic. After having listened to the explanation of all the contraceptive methods available, their characteristics, effectiveness, mechanism of action, advantages and disadvantages, etc., I have been asked to make comments and take a decision. As a clinician, how do I transfer what I heard here into practical messages that will be of use to women who come to the clinic and ask “Which contraceptive should I use and which better suits my, let’s say, metabolic approach to life?”


Contraceptive Method Endogenous Estrogen Ovarian Activity Ovarian Suppression Estrogen Metabolism 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Soledad Díaz
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  1. 1.Instituto Chileno de Medicina ReproductivaSantiagoChile

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