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American Society for Reproductive Medicine: "Fact Sheet: Noncontraceptive Benefits of Birth Control Pills."
UpToDate: "Patient information: Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) (Beyond the Basics)," "Patient information: Painful menstrual periods (dysmenorrhea) (Beyond the Basics)."
Mayo Clinic: "Headaches and hormones: What’s the connection?" "Endometriosis,"
U.S. National Library of Medicine: "Acne: Which birth control pill can help improve your complexion?" "Treatment options for heavy periods."
Endometriosis.org: "The Pill."
Office on Women's Health: "Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) fact sheet."
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development: "Treatments to Relieve Symptoms of PCOS."
National Cancer Institute: "Oral Contraceptives and Cancer Risk."
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