This study was designed to compare the performance of progestogen- only contraceptive methods [Norplant, NET-EN, POP, DMPA, CVR] to non- hormonal contraceptive method [IUD] during lactation.
hundred and forty-one lactating women were divided into seven groups according to the contraceptive method selected. All women were exclusively breast-feeding at admission. They were generally comparable regarding education, parity, weight and height. Fatigue, headache and lower abdominal pain were the main complaints, but the incidence was generally low in all women. Vaginal soreness and discharge were significantly higher in IUD and CVR groups only in the first three months of use. Otherwise, women using hormonal contraceptives did not complain of any vaginal problem. At the end of the first three months, the incidence of excessive bleeding among hormonal contraceptive users [13.6%-27.6%] was high relative to the IUD groups [8.0%-8.7%] . Amenorrhea was initially higher among IUD groups [44.5%-46.1%] relative to hormonal contraceptive groups [30.2%-33%] . However, after the first three months the reverse was observed and amenorrhea was significantly commoner among all hormonal contraceptive users relative to the IUD users
Mohammed A. E. D. Youssef ,
Contraceptive methods during lactation methods performance,
Assiut Med. J. 1994;
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