Oral Contraceptives

Androgenic symptoms in patients with hyper-androgenism may also be minimized with OC combinations. OC may be indirectly antiandro-genic through the suppression of ovarian androgen production (antigonadotropic activity) and the oestrogen-induced elevation of SHBG. In fact, all synthetic progestins are either progesterone or testosterone derivatives. They not only bind the progesterone receptor but may also bind AR, with either agonistic or antagonistic activity. Therefore, most progestins have androgenic properties, balancing, when combined with EE, the antiandrogenic activity of EE. Therefore, OC in women with a hyperan-drogenic disorder should comprise oestrogen-progestin combinations containing antiandro-genic or non-androgenic progestins. However, these OC cannot be considered as effective anti-

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