Could hormonal contraceptives make women less responsive to exposure therapy?

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Natalie Morgan looks at the association between oestradiol levels, hormonal contraceptive use, and responsiveness to one-session-treatment for spider phobia in women.

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Dry socket – oral contraceptives may increase incidence

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This review included 16 low-moderate quality studies, which overall suggest that the use of oral contraceptives leads to a higher incidence of dry socket. Risk ratio = 1.80 (95% CI; 1.33–2.43).

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