||Side Effects of Hormonal Contraception of Patients in the Family Planning of Centre University Hospital of Mother and Child Lagoon, Cotonou (Benin)
TONATO EPSE BAGNAN JOSIANE ANGÉLINA ADJOUA ,
ABOUBAKAR MOUFALILOU ,
TOGNIFODE Véronique ,
LOKOSSOU Mègnissè Sèna H. S. ,
OBOSSOU Achille ,
PERRIN RENÉ-XAVIER ,
||Gynecol Obstet, an open access journal
||Objective: To take a census of side effects related to the use of hormonal contraception reported by the women
received in the Family Planning (FP) Service of CHU-MEL.
Patients and methods: It was a cross-sectional prospective study which was carried out in the family planning
service ofCHU-MEL in Cotonouover a three-month period from June 1st to August 31st, 2016.
Results: 303 women were involved in this survey. The average age was 33 years (extremes of 15 and 49
years).Side effects were vaginal bleeding apart from the menses (37.2%) amenorrhea (32%) and weight increase
(27.3%). The reasons for abandonment of hormonal contraceptionwere amenorrhea (13%), weight gain (11%),
pelvic pain (0.07), nausea (0.05%) and bleeding (0.04).
Conclusion: Hormonal contraception has many side effects. Some of them are well known by patients. They
influence compliance with treatment. Their management is not always optimal and leads to abandonment.
||Hormonal contraception; Side effects; Cotonou
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