Use of hormonal contraceptives by women registered in a Unit of Primary Health Care

Thaynara Ferreira Filgueiras, Maria Mônica Paulino do Nascimento, Débora Amorim de Vasconcelos, Cláudia Jeane Lopes Pimenta, Jefferson Gomes de Abreu, Thiago Ferreira Filgueiras, Hemanuela Gomes Lima, Lisianne Silva Lisboa, José Absalan Lemos da Silva, Claryssa Queiroz de Oliveira, Gabrielle de Oliveira Soares, Kennya Silva Formiga de Lira (+2 others)
2016 International Archives of Medicine  
reproductive health and family planning activities are recognized as necessary interventions of health services. Availability of contraceptive methods and access to information are essential for proper choice and these must be guaranteed to the public regardless of socioeconomic, cultural and religious conditions. Objective: to understand the aspects related to the use of hormonal contraceptives for users registered in a Unit of Primary Health Care. Method: this is a descriptive field study
more » ... quantitative approach conducted with 70 women enrolled in the family planning activities of a Basic Health Unit in the city of Cajazeiras, Paraíba, Brazil. Data were collected through a structured questionnaire and analyzed in the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences -SPSS. Results : there was a greater number of women aged between 17 and 34 years, with 12 or more years of schooling, married, with a formal partner, asserting to be non-white with respect to race and agriculture workers/housewives with respect to occupation. On personal background, there was a higher occurrence of hypertension, smoking, anemia and gastritis. Regarding health conditions, most of the women had blood pressure considered normal, were overweight/ obese and with low or moderate risk of cardiovascular disease. With
doi:10.3823/2089 fatcat:ukotkfnpvvcezkcp623awufhqa