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“I just ran out” appears to be a common explanation for discontinuation of oral contraception in clinical experience but surprisingly this was not mentioned in the excellent article by Inoue et al.1
There is a simple option for reducing the risk of “just running out”: supply more months of contraception per prescription. A recent systematic review2 found two randomised controlled trials and two cohort studies (168 075 women) of good quality that compared continuation …
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