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DMPA use above the age of 35 in Thai women.

Authors
  • Taneepanichskul, S
  • Reinprayoon, D
  • Phaosavadi, S
Type
Published Article
Journal
Contraception
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2000
Volume
61
Issue
4
Pages
281–282
Identifiers
PMID: 10899485
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

A prospective study of depot-medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) use in women aged above 35 years was conducted in Bangkok, Thailand. The objectives of the study were to evaluate efficacy, continuation rate, and side effects of DMPA use in these women. A total of 60 women were enrolled in a one-year clinical trial. Their mean age was 38 years. Most of them had completed primary school. No accidental pregnancies occurred throughout the 1-year use in this study. The continuation rate was 20%. Irregular bleeding was the major cause of termination. The major side effect was also irregular bleeding. Nevertheless, DMPA in older women is a safe and effective contraceptive. DMPA is a contraceptive akterbatuve fir women aged above 35 with contraindications to combination oral contraceptives.

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