Journal article

Implanon as a contraceptive choice for teenage mothers: a comparison of contraceptive choices, acceptability and repeat pregnancy

Lucy N Lewis, Dorota A Doherty, Martha Hickey, S Rachel Skinner

CONTRACEPTION | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2010

Abstract

BACKGROUND: This study was conducted to compare the incidence of repeat teenage pregnancy over a 24-month period postpartum among users of Implanon, the combined oral contraceptive pill (COCP) or depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) and barrier methods or nothing (barrier/none). Contraceptive continuation rates 24 months postpartum for Implanon and COCP/DMPA were also compared. STUDY DESIGN: A prospective cohort study was conducted. Comparison groups were postpartum teenagers (12-18 years old) who self-selected Implanon (n=73), COCP/DMPA (n=40) and barrier/none (n=24). Questionnaires were used to gather data at recruitment and postpartum at 6 weeks and then 3 monthly intervals for 2 year..

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