A survey of Norplant and DMPA: effects on women’s weight and blood
Shohreh.ziaei, N. Fatheizadeh, A. Ghahirie
Isfahan University, Nursing-midwifery, Isfahan, Iran
Introduction: Any method of contraception has its own benefits and
misuses. None of these methods may be clinically applicable to all.
Effectiveness of contraceptive methods is of great importance when they are
taken into account in (birth control programmer). Effectiveness and recklessness
of the method plays a crucial part in women. Searching some contraceptive
methods, human found long-term, effective methods, among which DMPA which is an
acupunctural method and Norplant which are the most effective, contraceptive
methods, with very low error coefficient, may be named.
Methods: The present survey is an analytical, descriptive study and
retrospective cohort In this study, 184 women referring to the selected clinics
in Isfahan city received DMPA and Norplant. Having taken then for a period of 3–6
months up to the time of sampling, they were surveyed for changes in their
weights and blood pressures. To analyze the data, T Test and variance analysis
Results: T-Test showed a significant difference between women’s
weight before taking. Regarding systolic and diastolic changes in contraceptive
methods we found just a significant difference in systolic pressure of the
Norplant group at the time of entering the Clinic and 6 months later
Discussion: Although Norplant and DMPA affect on weight and systolic
and diastolic pressures, these effects are not so significant. Anyway, those who
use these methods should be controlled biannually for weight and blood pressure
so that within time diagnosis, another alternative be replaced.