Daily vs long-acting hormonal contraceptives: Which is best for reducing endometriosis pain post-surgery?

UK researchers followed 405 women for three years after conservative surgery for endometriosis.

Long-acting progestogens and the combined oral contraceptive pill are equally effective at alleviating endometriosis pain for three years after laparoscopic excision, a UK study suggests.

However, the combined oral contraceptive pill (COCP) was associated with a higher risk of repeat surgery or hysterectomy surgeries, the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary-led team said.