In adolescent females with primary dysmenorrhea, are oral contraceptive agents as effective as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for reducing abdominal pain?
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Whether oral contraceptives provide effective pain relief is unknown at present. No head-to- head trials comparing oral contraceptives with NSAIDs for the relief of dysmenorrhea could be located.
Evidence Based Practice 11(2): 04-05.