Use of combined oral contraceptives: retrospective study in Isfahan, Islamic Republic of Iran
AbstractWe carried out a retrospective cross-sectional study on 500 women in Isfahan who started taking combined oral contraceptives [COCs] during the period 21 March 1995-20 March 1997. The cumulative continuation rate fell from 77% to 12% over 60 months. The most common reason for discontinuation was side-effects. There was a significant correlation between side-effects and cumulative COC continuation rate [P < 0.05]. The lowest rate was seen in women reporting nausea or vomiting. Women who are interested in COCs should receive extensive counselling about the possible side-effects and should be helped to find a method of birth control suited to their temperament and physiology
Savabi Esfahany, M., Fadaei, S. & Yousefy, A. (2006). Use of combined oral contraceptives: retrospective study in Isfahan, Islamic Republic of Iran. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117101
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 12 (3-4), 417-422, 2006
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