When Contraceptives Change Monthly Bleeding: How Family Planning Providers Can Help Clients

This brief focuses on the following statements:

  • Monthly bleeding changes with hormonal contraceptive methods and IUDs are a normal and rarely harmful side effect, but they are a common reason that women discontinue use.
  • Family planning providers can help women anticipate and deal with bleeding changes through counseling and encouragement.
  • When women know about bleeding changes in advance, they can choose a suitable method, be more satisfied with their choice, and continue to prevent unintended pregnancy effectively.

 

Length: 
2 p
Year: 
2006
Organization: 
INFO Project at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs
Languages: 
English