Are oral contraceptive pills effective for treatment of pelvic pain due to endometriosis?

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Combination oral contraceptive pills (OCP) are an effective treatment for pelvic pain due to endometriosis (SOR: B, RCT). No difference was noted between OCPs and gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (GnRH) analogs in pain control (SOR: B, small RCTs with consistent results).

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