Menstrual pattern changes from levonorgestrel subdermal implants and DMPA: systematic review and evidence-based comparisons.

@article{Hubacher2009MenstrualPC,
  title={Menstrual pattern changes from levonorgestrel subdermal implants and DMPA: systematic review and evidence-based comparisons.},
  author={David Hubacher and Laureen M Lopez and Markus J. Steiner and Laneta J Dorflinger},
  journal={Contraception},
  year={2009},
  volume={80 2},
  pages={113-8}
}
BACKGROUND Many women want a lengthy duration of contraception but are wary of the menstrual changes from depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA). A subdermal levonorgestrel (LNG) implant may be a reasonable alternative. However, information on menstrual changes from these methods has not been summarized and compared in an easy-to-understand form. STUDY DESIGN We systematically reviewed the published literature on these contraceptives to find research that used menstrual diaries and standard… CONTINUE READING