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.