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Oral Contraceptives and Knee Injury


#1

I have a questions that I hope some of the members here can give me a little help with.

I'm currently working with a 17yo female student athlete who has had several meniscus injuries and subsequent surgeries. Her parents asked if her use of the oral contraceptive Yaz would have any effect on the ligamentous laxity or potential for meniscus/ACL injury. I'm familiar with some of the research surrounding this area but wanted to know if anyone on here had an opinion or any additional info or experiences. Thanks.


#2

Yes, if you read the package info of contraceptives, the side effects include fucking EVERYTHING.

Thus, stick it in her pooper instead!