Гинекология и акушерство

Гинекология и акушерство
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ISSN: 2161-0932


Side Effects of Hormonal Contraception of Patients in the Family Planning of Centre University Hospital of Mother and Child Lagoon, Cotonou (Benin)

Tonato Bagnan JA, Aboubakar M, Tognifode V, Lokossou M.S.H.S, Obossou AAA, Salifou K, Assogba E and Perrin RX

Objective: To take a census of side effects related to the use of hormonal contraception reported by the women received in the Family Planning (FP) Service of CHU-MEL.

Patients and methods: It was a cross-sectional prospective study which was carried out in the family planning service ofCHU-MEL in Cotonouover a three-month period from June 1st to August 31st, 2016.

Results: 303 women were involved in this survey. The average age was 33 years (extremes of 15 and 49 years).Side effects were vaginal bleeding apart from the menses (37.2%) amenorrhea (32%) and weight increase (27.3%). The reasons for abandonment of hormonal contraceptionwere amenorrhea (13%), weight gain (11%), pelvic pain (0.07), nausea (0.05%) and bleeding (0.04).

Conclusion: Hormonal contraception has many side effects. Some of them are well known by patients. They influence compliance with treatment. Their management is not always optimal and leads to abandonment.