Vaginal bleeding patterns among rural highland Bolivian women: relationship to fecundity and fetal loss.

@article{Vitzthum2001VaginalBP,
  title={Vaginal bleeding patterns among rural highland Bolivian women: relationship to fecundity and fetal loss.},
  author={Virginia J Vitzthum and Hilde Spielvogel and Esperanza Caceres and Assia Miller},
  journal={Contraception},
  year={2001},
  volume={64 5},
  pages={
          319-25
        }
}
Among the most common reasons given for discontinued use of some contraceptive methods is a disturbance in the menstrual cycle, particularly changes in vaginal bleeding. Work to date suggests marked populational variation in menses duration, but few data have been collected from South America. This longitudinal study of non-contracepting Aymara women (n = 189 providing 837 non-truncated bleeding episodes) identified conceptions and fetal loss via urine tests for human chorionic gonadotropin and… CONTINUE READING
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