Journal article

A pilot study to assess the effect of three short-term treatments on frequent and/or prolonged bleeding compared to placebo in women using Implanon

E Weisberg, M Hickey, D Palmer, V O'Connor, LA Salamonsen, JK Findlay, IS Fraser

HUMAN REPRODUCTION | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2006

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The major side-effect of progestogen-only contraception is disruption of menstrual bleeding patterns, which can lead to a high incidence of early discontinuation. The aim of this study was to compare three treatments with placebo on the duration and recurrence of frequent and/or prolonged bleeding in Implanon users. METHOD: Women between the ages of 18 and 45 years, who had used Implanon for > or =3 months and were experiencing prolonged or frequent bleeding patterns, were recruited at four Australian sites. Subjects were randomized to treatment using computer-generated random number table if they met the World Health Organization criteria for prolonged and/or frequent bleeding i..

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