Subdermic Implant: Features, Acceptability and Satisfaction in Argentina
ESC Congress Library. faranna m. May 28, 2014; 50579; A-164
Dr. maria faranna
Dr. maria faranna
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Objectives: This study assed the characteristics and satisfaction of the first experience in the insertion of the single road containing etonorgestrel  in Argentina (SDIs) including  the efficacy, side effects and continuation rates at one-year post-insertion.


Study Design: This was a retrospective and observational study of medical records of 50 patients aged between 13 to 45 who visited a health care provider at the Public Hospital in the Metropolitan area of Buenos Aires, Argentina.


RESULTS: Of 50 insertions one (n=1) was a failure procedure, we had to insert a new ESI. 72% were aged 13 to 19. 12 % were aged 20 to 34 .6 % were aged 35 to 45

24% of the selected patients were parous and 76% nuliparous.  46 % used condoms,  22 % used  OCP

7 patients reported weight gain, 7 of them had irregular bleeding, 13 amenorrhea, 3 patient reported local pain. Implant removal rate was 2.5%, with requesting removal for overweight (n=1), cefalea (n=1).

No insertion or postinsertion complications or contraceptive failures were found.

None of them get pregnant .


CONCLUSIONS: The insertion of the etonorgestrel implant represented an easy and practical office procedure, when carried on by trained physicians,with low side effects, high efficacy in preventing unintended pregnancy especially in a population with social disadvantages. Contraceptive counselling prior to starting a method, is thought to improve satisfaction with and adherence to the contraceptive method




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