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Title: Use of combined oral contraceptives: retrospective study in Isfahan, Islamic Republic of Iran
Authors: Savabi Esfahany, M.
Fadaei, S.
Yousefy, A.
Issue Date: 2006
Language: English
Abstract: We 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
Description: 417-422
Keywords: Contraceptives, Oral, Combined
Patient Compliance
Cross-Sectional Studies
Subject: Contraceptives, Oral, Combined
ISSN: 1020-3397
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