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

dc.contributor.authorJacobucci, MSBDM
dc.contributor.authorGuazzelli, CAF
dc.contributor.authorBarbieri, M.
dc.contributor.authorAraujo, F. F.
dc.contributor.authorMoron, A. F.
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-24T12:41:13Z
dc.date.available2016-01-24T12:41:13Z
dc.date.issued2006-06-01
dc.description.abstractPurpose: 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.en
dc.description.affiliationUniversidade Federal de São Paulo, Dept Obstet & Gynecol, Family Planning Clin, São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUnifespUniversidade Federal de São Paulo, Dept Obstet & Gynecol, Family Planning Clin, São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.sourceWeb of Science
dc.format.extent594-597
dc.identifierhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.contraception.2006.01.009
dc.identifier.citationContraception. New York: Elsevier B.V., v. 73, n. 6, p. 594-597, 2006.
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.contraception.2006.01.009
dc.identifier.issn0010-7824
dc.identifier.urihttp://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/28946
dc.identifier.wosWOS:000238206500009
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier B.V.
dc.relation.ispartofContraception
dc.rightsAcesso restrito
dc.rights.licensehttp://www.elsevier.com/about/open-access/open-access-policies/article-posting-policy
dc.subjectadolescentsen
dc.subjectcontraceptivesen
dc.subjectinjetable contraceptiveen
dc.titleBleeding patterns of adolescents using a combination contraceptive injection for 1 yearen
dc.typeArtigo
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