Volume 56, Issue 3 (1 1998)                   Tehran Univ Med J 1998, 56(3): 11-15 | Back to browse issues page

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Nabaie B, Borgheie A. Study of continuation of using norplant in hospitals of Tehran Medical Sciences University, 1990-94. Tehran Univ Med J. 1998; 56 (3) :11-15
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Norplant is one of the most effective contraceptive divices with low failure rate and long effect, which has been used in governmental centers, since 1992. considering high costs of this program, this study was designed to specify norplant continiuation rate, the causes of discontiniuation and also its complications. This descriptive study was done by reviewing women using this method in Hospitals of Tehran Medical Sciences University. The results indicate that since 1992 to 1997, 305 women have used Norplant. The mean age of them has been 27 years and 17% are employed. During the follow-up period (55 months) 43 percent have discontiniued using Norplant. The mean continiuation period in this group has been 14.6 month in 0-55 months limit. According to this study, the most common side effects of Norplant are menstrual irregularities including sporting, and amenorea, and neuropsychiatric disorders. No case of pregnancy has been reported in this period
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