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International Journal of Pharmacognosy and Clinical Research

Vol. 1, Issue 1, Part A (2019)

Menstrual regulation and Contraceptive


Ashikujaman Syed


Women in the China and U.S. have access to various hormonal contraceptive methods that can regulate menstruation. This study examined the attitudes and perceptions of reproductive-aged women toward contraceptive methods, including how menstrual regulation and suppression preferences influenced contraceptive choice. Data collection used a mixed-methods approach, including 6 focus groups (n = 61), individual interviews (n = 18), and a web-based survey (n = 547). Participants described contraceptive method preferences that allowed monthly bleeding and daily control, expressing concerns about long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) because of decreased user involvement. Some participants noted LARC improved their menstrual control. Many participants felt menstruation was healthy, whereas suppression was abnormal and resulted in negative health outcomes. Though participants indicated LARC as beneficial (M = 4.99 ± 1.66), convenient (M = 5.43 ± 1.68), and healthy (M = 4.62 ± 1.69), they chose combined oral contraceptives due to convenience.

Pages: 34-40  |  1322 Views  549 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Ashikujaman Syed. Menstrual regulation and Contraceptive. Int. J. Pharmacogn. Clin. Res. 2019;1(1):34-40. DOI: 10.33545/2664763X.2019.v1.i1a.6
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International Journal of Pharmacognosy and Clinical Research

International Journal of Pharmacognosy and Clinical Research