La contraception hormonale. (Hormonal contraception.)
This is a general review of the types of steroid contraceptives, their mode of action and efficacy, and major complications, including thromboembolism, cancer, jaundice, diabetes and hypertension. Tables show combined and sequential pills available in Belgium, by brand name, manufacturer, and composition. About 300,000 Belgian women use the pill. Since endometrial cancer is probably, and cervical cancer certainly, not enhanced by the pill, the maternal death rate among pill users is about 5% of the rate among unprotected sexually active women.