Effect of subdermal contraceptive implant (Implanon®) on biochemical serum parameters

Effect of subdermal contraceptive implant (Implanon®) on biochemical

serum parameters

M.Inal, K. Ertopçu, M. Karacaer, M. Polat, S. Yetkin, Ö. Biçer, I.

Özelmas, Tinar

SSK (Social Security Agency) Aegean Maternity Hospital, Family Planning

Department, Izmir, Turkey

To evaluate the biochemical serum parameter changes in subdermal

contraceptive implant (Implanon®) users at the end of one year. Seventy women

who accepted subdermal contraceptive implant application for contraception were

enrolled into the study. Selected biochemical serum parameters before implant

insertion and at 12 months after implant insertion were tested. The biochemical

serum parameters evaluated were: Fasting blood glucose, blood urea nitrogen

(BUN), creatinine, SGOT, SGPT, low-density lipoprotein (LDL), high-density

lipoprotein (HDL), cholesterol, triglyceride. The statistical data were

evaluated by ttest. The mean age of the cases was 28.5 years. The mean number of

gravida was 2.5, mean number of parity was 1.6, mean number of abortions was

0.3, mean number of living children was 1.5. No statistical difference was

observed in between the initial and 12-months’ levels of fasting blood

glucose, BUN, SGOT, SGPT, LDL, HDL (p>0.05), but the increase in cholesterol

and triglyceride and the decrease in creatinine levels at the end of one year

was found to be statistically significant (p<0.05).

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