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Can Desogestrel and Ethinyl Oestradiol be taken to regulate periods?

Q: Is it safe to give Desogestrel and Ethinyl Oestradiol as hormone treatment to an 11-year-old girl? Her bleeding continues along with periods? What are its side effects?

A:Desogestrel is a progesterone hormone while ethinyl oestradiol is an oestrogen. Apart from their contraceptive effect, a low-dose combination of these two female hormones is the usual therapy to regulate menstrual cycle. All medicines have side effects. The issue is whether benefit is more than risks. In the present case the therapy appears to be rational and required.

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