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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    What is the best contraceptive for PCOS?

    I have been on “Brenda” for about 10 years.
    I was wondering if the needle contraceptive was of any benefit for the treatment of PCOS or just stay on Brenda?
    I am also on Metformin and over weight but exercise regularly
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  • Women's Health Queensland Wide provides free health information for Queensland women. View Profile

    Perhaps if you are not having problems with Brenda you should stick with this. It provides good cycle control and because it has an anti- androgenic effect it blocks the male hormones responsible for acne and excess hair.
    Weight control can be difficult with PCOS so perhaps consulting a dietician would be helpful and well as continuing your exercise progrrame.
    Women’s Health Educator
    Health Information Line, Women’s Health Queensland Wide

    Women living in Queensland can also call our Health Information Line - a free information and referral service for Queensland women - on 3839 9988 or 1800 017 676 (toll free outside Brisbane).

    Please note that all health information provided by Women’s Health Queensland Wide is subject to this disclaimer

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