Contraceptive efficacy and side effects of Implanon®
Authors: Gezginc, K.; Balci, O.; Karatayli, R.; Colakoglu, M. C.
Source: The European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care, Volume 12, Number 4, 2007 , pp. 362-365(4)
Publisher: Informa Healthcare
Abstract:Objective To determine the efficacy and side effects of Implanon® used for long-term contraception. Material and method Prospective study of 80 patients who used Implanon® for long-term contraception between January 2004 and January 2006. Side effects, efficacy and removals were recorded. Results Amenorrhoea, infrequent bleeding and frequent bleeding were reported by 33 (41.25%), 19 (23.75%) and 14 patients (17.5%), respectively. Non-menstrual side effects comprised breast tenderness in 15 patients (18.75%), acne in eight (10%), headache and dizziness in three (3.75%); depressive mood disorders, pelvic pain and loss of libido were mentioned each by two of the women (2.5%). During the study period, Implanon® was removed from 20 participants. No problem was encountered during its placement or removal. Conclusion Patients considering use of Implanon® must be carefully selected and informed about its expected side effects before placement.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Medical Faculty of Meram, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Selcuk University, Konya, Turkey
Publication date: January 1, 2007