2003, Number 2
Rev Med UV 2003; 3 (2)
Coronel PP, Coronel BP, Mendoza CL
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ABSTRACTIn this work, the results from a study to evaluate the use of several contraceptives in our town are presented. It was found that a significant percentage of women, do not use any anticonceptive methods. The use of hormonal contraceptives has droped under cover of an increase of tubal ligation and IUD methods. Concerning parity, the hormonal method appears in first place among no parity and parity I and II, followed by surgical sterilization. The use of IUD begins at parity I, and the corresponding percentage, it increases in parity II and III, and then it starts to decrease. Mostmethods are provided by the Health State Office (Secretaria de Salud) and their use are indicated mainly by physicians in external consult and after childbirth, followed by no physician’s advice, in that order.