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Planificación de la familia

Keywords: family planning, contraception, contraceptives oral, intrauterine devices.

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a retrospective descriptive study of 402 persons who attended the family planning office located in the health area of the "santos suárez" polyclinic during 2 years, starting from 1993, was conducted aimed at identifying some important aspects of the work carried out in this service. data were obtained from a survey and from each patient?s medical history. the percentage analysis was applied to the collected information. the results showed that 74.6 % of those who visited the office were women, and that only 10 % of them went with their husbands. most of men showed no interest in participating in the election of a contraceptive method. the most recommended contraceptive methods were the oral contraceptives and the intrauterine devices with 44 and 33.7 %, respectively. bleeding was the most frequent cause to stop their use

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