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British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research, ISSN: 2231-0614,Vol.: 19, Issue.: 1


Experience with Combined Injectable Contraceptive (Norigynon) in Port Harcourt


Ojule John Dimkpa1* and Oranu Emmanuel Okwudili1

1Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH), Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

Article Information
(1) Honggang Li, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China.
(1) S. Adeyemi Adewale, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital, Nigeria.
(2) Beenu Kushwah, Medical Scinces University, India.
(3) Baafuor Opoku, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Ghana.
(4) Naomi Modeste, Loma Linda University, USA.
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Aims: To evaluate the use, acceptability, effectiveness and side effects of combination injectable contraceptive (CIC) in Port Harcourt, Niger Delta Region of Nigeria.

Study Design: Descriptive retrospective analysis.

Place and Duration of Study: Family planning clinic, University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Port Harcourt Nigeria, between 1st January 2010  and 31st December, 2013.

Methodology: The case notes of all new clients who accepted combined injectable contraceptive (Norigynon) were retrieved from the records section of the clinic and studied.

Data, including socio-demographic characteristics, adverse effects and reasons for contraception were extracted and analysed using SPSS for windows 19.0 version and results expressed in percentages and presented in tables.

Results: Of the 1260 new acceptors of modern contraceptive methods in UPTH, 21 clients chose the combined injectable contraceptive (Norigynon) giving an acceptance rate of 1.67%. All (100%) of the acceptors used it for child spacing. Five (23.81%) reported side effects which were oligomenorrhea, (1, 14.76%), intermenstrual bleeding, (2,9.52%) and secondary amenorrhea, (2, 9.52%). Twelve (54.14%) were lost to follow up. There was no pregnancy reported among the users, giving a Pearl index of zero.

Conclusion: Combined injectable contraceptive is a very effective and safe method of contraception but with surprisingly very low uptake and continuation rates in Port Harcourt, Southern Nigeria.

Keywords :

Injectable; contraceptive; Norigynon; Port Harcourt.

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DOI : 10.9734/BJMMR/2017/29727

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