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The Study involved 227 young women in Tasmania who were currently using oral contraceptives and surveyed their satisfaction, side effects, understanding of long term benefits and anxieties.

Seventy-eight per cent of respondents were 'very happy' or 'happy' with oral contraceptives. Overall the group reported shorter, lighter and less painful periods when compared prior to pill use, with slight increase in breast swelling and tenderness as well as fluid retention. Overall there was weight gain more often than weight loss during pill use.

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The study shows that the single most important side effect reported was weight gain, and that we recommend that women be counseled about diet when commencing the pill.

Source: Riddoch GG, Duncombe P, Kovacs G. Monash Medical School, Box Hill Hospital.

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