Bleeding patterns of adolescents using a combination contraceptive injection for 1 year

Bleeding patterns of adolescents using a combination contraceptive injection for 1 year

Author Jacobucci, MSBDM Google Scholar
Guazzelli, CAF Google Scholar
Barbieri, M. Google Scholar
Araujo, F. F. Google Scholar
Moron, A. F. Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Purpose: This prospective observational study evaluated the bleeding patterns of adolescents receiving a monthly injectable contraceptive containing norethisterone enanthate 50 mg plus estradiol valerate 5 mg.Materials and Methods: the study enrolled 73 volunteers aged between 14 and 19 years; of these patients, 38 (52%) recorded their menstrual cycles during 1 year.Results: After 1 year of using the contraceptive, most of the 38 women (71.1%) had adequate menstrual patterns (two to four bleeding episodes; none lasting 10 days or longer; with a range of bleeding-free intervals not exceeding 17 days), 23.7% reported prolonged bleeding episodes, 2.6% had irregular bleeding and 2.6% had amenorrhea. Only 1 of the 38 teenagers is known to have discontinued the method due to bleeding. Among these 38 adolescents, dissatisfaction with bleeding patterns was not a frequent reason given for discontinuation of the monthly injectable contraceptive. (c) 2006 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Keywords adolescents
injetable contraceptive
Language English
Date 2006-06-01
Published in Contraception. New York: Elsevier B.V., v. 73, n. 6, p. 594-597, 2006.
ISSN 0010-7824 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Elsevier B.V.
Extent 594-597
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000238206500009

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