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Subdermal contraceptive implant in post partum women: a prospective study in a single tertiary centre in Pahang, Malaysia: a preliminary study

Abd. Wahab, Noraziana and Mustafa, Kamarul Bahyah and Abd.Rahman, Nor Azlina and Awang, Mokhtar and MA, Norhuda (2012) Subdermal contraceptive implant in post partum women: a prospective study in a single tertiary centre in Pahang, Malaysia: a preliminary study. In: FIGO word congress of Gynaecology & Obstetrics, 07-20 October 2012, Rome, Italy. (Unpublished)

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Objective: The aim of the study was to evaluate the menstrual patterns and the effects of subdermal contraceptive implant, implanon®on breast feeding in post partum women during the first six months of insertion. Materials and methods: A prospective study was conducted over a one year period, from 1st July 2010 untill 30th June 2011 at outpatient gynecology clinic, Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan, Pahang, Malaysia. Thirty-three post partum patients requested for implanon as contraceptive method participated in the study. All patients had implanon inserted between 4 to 10 weeks of pospartum and were follow-up after 3 months and six months after the insertion. Results: There were 33 women enrolled in the study. Mean age of the patients was 30 years (range 24-41 years). Of those, 17 patients delivered by caesarean section while 16 patients had vaginal delivery. During first visit, 57.6% had amenorrhoea, 21.2% had prolonged bleeding while the incidence of normal, and irregular bleeding were 15.1% and 6.1% respectively. In second visit, 63.6% had amenorrhoea, 6.1% had prolonged bleeding while the incidence of normal and irregular bleeding were 21.2% and 9.1% respectively. Only two patients seek medical treatment due to prolonged bleeding. 28 patients continue to breast fed their babies while 5 patients stopped breast feeding while on implanon. The majority of women expressed satisfaction to her implanon® use, only three patients were not satisfied mainly due to side-effects of prolonged or irregular bleeding. There was no removal after six months follow-up Conclusions: Implanon® is a good, well accepted long-term contraceptive method for post partum women and lactating mothers. Dissatisfaction of its use is mainly due to abnormal menstrual bleeding pattern.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: 3744/26647
Subjects: R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Obstetric & Gynecology
Depositing User: Dr Noraziana Abd Wahab
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2013 09:40
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2013 12:11
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/26647

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