Contraception in menopause
Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of Medicine and
Pharmacy, Craiova, Romania
Introduction: Contraception in premenopause is one problem little
studied in the literature of speciality. It is considered probability that the
risk of pregnancy in premenopause is low and so is not necessary the
Aims and Methods: Were studied two groups of women with age between 40
and 49 yers (in Romania the most frequent age for the beginning of menopause is
49). This study was made in the period 2002 – 2003. The first group was formed
by 109 women which refused to use none method of contraception. The second group
formed by 98 women: 61 of them used HRT for hormonal deficiency in premenopause
or for early menopause; other 37 used contraceptive methods (natural, etc.).
Results: At the first group of women which did not use any methods of
contraception in the period 2002–2003 recorded three pregnancies which were
solved by medical abortions. At the second group of women who used hormonal
therapy for any diseases or used one contraceptive method did not record any
pregnancy. Though the hormonal therapy administered was not given for
contraception we considered that this hormonal treatment had contraceptive
effect too. At this group of women observed another phenomenon. They were not
stressed by the risk of a pregnancy and this thing had as result the growth of
Conclusions: The contraception in premenopause represents an
insufficient known problem as medical point of view that social point of view.
In that problem one aspect is sure: it cannot be ignored.