Progestogens for Prevention of Preterm Birth
Summary of Benefits: According to Indication/Risk Group (3 of 3)
The present review found that progestogens may delay preterm birth in women with preterm labor, but the evidence base is imprecise and insufficient to permit a conclusion about the effect. The evidence is insufficient for all other indications.
Keywords: preterm birth | progesterone | progestogens | progestins | preterm labor | shortened cervix | short cervix
- Likis FE, Andrews JC, Woodworth AL, et al. Effectiveness of Progestogens for Prevention of Preterm Birth. Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 74 (Prepared by the Vanderbilt Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-2007-10065-I). Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; September 2012. AHRQ Publication No. 12-EHC105-EF. Available at www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/pretermbirth.cfm.
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