What is it about?

Women has been using modern contraceptives. Hormonal contraceptives are the one which can be injected to the vein, ingested orally or inserted under the skin. We studied blood and related changes that may occur on reproductive women who use hormonal contraceptives. From the study we investigated that women who use combined oral contraceptive pills have higher platelet counts in comparison with other types of contraceptive users (depot medroxyprogesterone acetate and implant). On the other side using implant for a longer period may decrease the Red blood cells production.

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Why is it important?

Hormonal contraceptives are the commonest pregnancy preventing methods. The choice of a woman for a specific methods depends on the information she get. Therefore, we provided an important piece of information about the effects of hormonal contraceptives on blood parameters.

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This page is a summary of: Hematological parameters of reproductive-age women using hormonal contraceptives at University of Gondar Comprehensive Specialized Referral Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia: A comparative cross-sectional study, PLoS ONE, November 2022, PLOS,
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0277254.
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