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Effects of the etonogestrel-releasing implant Implanon and a nonmedicated intrauterine device on the growth of breast-fed infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16531169     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The study objectives were to compare the effects of an etonogestrel-releasing implant (Implanon) and a nonmedicated intrauterine device (IUD) on parameters of lactation in breast-feeding women and on the growth of their breast-fed infants over a 3-year period. Healthy lactating women (28-56 days postpartum) chose either the implant (n=42) or the IUD (n=38). Infant growth during a 3-year follow-up period is reported here. Total duration of breast-feeding coinciding with the mothers' treatment was 421.0 and 423.4 days in the Implanon and IUD groups, respectively. There were no differences between the infant groups in terms of body length, biparietal head circumference and body weight. No abnormalities were reported in psychomotor development or during physical examination. No treatment-related side effects were observed in either group. In conclusion, there were no differences in the growth of breast-fed infants of women treated with Implanon or a nonmedicated IUD. Implanon, therefore, appears to be a safe contraceptive option for breast-feeding women and their infants.
Surasak Taneepanichskul; Damrong Reinprayoon; Pimolratn Thaithumyanon; Pramote Praisuwanna; Piyaratana Tosukhowong; Thom Dieben
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2005-12-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Contraception     Volume:  73     ISSN:  0010-7824     ISO Abbreviation:  Contraception     Publication Date:  2006 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-03-13     Completed Date:  2006-05-31     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0234361     Medline TA:  Contraception     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  368-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Chulalongkorn Hospital, 10330 Bangkok, Thailand.
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MeSH Terms
Breast Feeding*
Child Development / drug effects*
Contraceptive Agents, Female / administration & dosage,  adverse effects*
Desogestrel / administration & dosage,  adverse effects*
Intrauterine Devices*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contraceptive Agents, Female; 54024-22-5/Desogestrel; 54048-10-1/3-keto-desogestrel

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