ArticlesUnderstanding and Managing Breakthrough Bleeding During Oral Contraceptive Use Does Pill Formulation Matter?Rybak, Eli A. M.D, M.P.H.; Bankowski, Brandon J. M.D.Author Information Dr. Rybak is a Resident Physician, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, 601 N. Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21287; E-mail: [email protected]; and Dr. Bankowski is Fellow, Jones Division of Reproductive Endocrinology, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD. The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with or financial interests in any commercial activities pertaining to this educational activity. EDITORS Edward E. Wallach, M.D.* Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, Maryland Roger D. Kempers, M.D.* Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation Rochester, Minnesota EDITORIAL BOARD Jonathan S. Berek, M.D. David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Los Angeles, California Daniel L. Clarke-Pearson, M.D. Duke University Medical Center Durham, North Carolina Harold Fox, M.D. Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Baltimore, Maryland Charles B. Hammond, M.D. Duke University Medical Center Durham, North Carolina Timothy R.B. Johnson, M.D. University of Michigan Medical School Ann Arbor, Michigan Jack Ludmir, M.D. Pennsylvania Hospital Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Kamran S. Moghissi, M.D. Wayne State University School of Medicine Detroit, Michigan Jennifer R. Niebyl, M.D. University of Iowa Iowa City, Iowa Antonio Pellicer, M.D., Ph.D. Associate Editor, Spanish Edition University of Valencia (Ob/Gyn) Valencia, Spain John T. Repke, M.D. Penn State College of Medicine Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Hershey, Pennsylvania Nikos Vlahos, M.D. Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Baltimore, Maryland *The editors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with or financial interests in any commercial organizations pertaining to this educational activity. Postgraduate Obstetrics & Gynecology: January 15, 2004 - Volume 24 - Issue 1 - p 1-10 Buy Abstract Learning Objectives: After reading this issue, the participant should be able to: Describe the steroid physiology, history, and evolution of the oral contraceptive pill. Discuss the evaluation and management of breakthrough bleeding. © 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.