The relationship between perinatal psychiatric disorders and contraception use among postpartum women
Language: 
English
Abstract: 

BACKGROUND: The relationship between perinatal psychiatric disorders and the use of effective contraceptive methods among postpartum women served by primary care clinics has not been established. STUDY DESIGN: This was a prospective cohort study with 831 pregnant women recruited from 10 primary care clinics of the public sector in S„o Paulo followed up to 18 months after delivery. RESULTS: Among 701 postpartum women, 644 women (91.8%) had resumed sexual activity. Two hundred fifty-three women (39.2%) were classified as using a less effective contraception method (LECM). The presence of perinatal psychiatric disorder (in pregnancy and/or postpartum) was not associated with LECM. Resumption of sexual life 3 months or beyond after delivery was associated with LECM (odds ratio=1.28, 95% confidence interval: 1.02-1.56). DISCUSSION: Although the use of an LECM after delivery is common, contraception choice is not associated with perinatal depressive/anxiety symptoms. However, women who delay the resumption of sexual activity after delivery should be counseled on the use of available contraceptive methods.

Author(s): 
Faisal-Cury, Alexandre
Menezes, Paulo Rossi
Huang, Hsiang
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Contraception
Journal Abbreviation: 
Contraception
Publication Date: 
2013-10
Publication Year: 
2013
Pages: 
498-502
Volume: 
88
Issue: 
4
ISSN: 
1879-0518
DOI: 
10.1016/j.contraception.2013.02.003
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 23507171 PMCID: PMC3775860

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Alexandre Faisal-Cury, Paulo Rossi Menezes and Hsiang Huang. 2013-10. "The relationship between perinatal psychiatric disorders and contraception use among postpartum women." Contraception 88: 4: 498-502. 10.1016/j.contraception.2013.02.003.

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