Published Review on Responses to Contraceptive-Induced Menstrual Changes
A recently published article in Reproductive Health summarizes research on women’s responses to contraceptive-induced menstrual bleeding changes (CIMBCs). The systematic scoping review, written by Chelsea Polis, Rubina Hussain, and Amanda Berry, synthesizes findings from 100 studies relevant to women’s experience with CIMBCs. Key factors studied include women’s preference to changes in bleeding patterns, discontinuation rates due to CIMBCS, and attitudes and beliefs surrounding menstruation.
The existing evidence suggests that CIMBCS can have a substantial impact on women’s lives but the response to these changes vary widely. Results indicated that preference for menstrual suppression differs greatly across contexts. The authors emphasize the importance of recognizing this as a pertinent issue in the reproductive health field and offer recommendations for future research and development.
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