The Relation between Contraception Methods and Quality of Life
Epidemiology Biostatistics and Public Health
Objectives: Assess the relationship between contraception methods and quality of life in women of reproductive age. Methods: This cross sectional study was conducted in Gonabad, Iran. Multi-stage sampling method was used to select 18-45 year-old women with using a contraceptive methods during the last six months. Demographic and the Short Form 36 (SF-36) Quality of Life Questionnaires were used for data collection. For statistical analysis the Stata11 and SPSS16 software were used. The level of
... used. The level of significance was set at P < 0.05. After performing different statistical tests in bivariate analysis, the multi-variable linear regression was used to assess the association between method of contraception and domains of quality of life adjusting for other confounding factors Results: Women with Tubal sterilization had significant worse "physical functioning" [adjusted regression coefficient=-5.14 (95%CI:-10.2 to -0.01)] but better "general health perceptions" [adjusted regression coefficient=6.8(95%CI: 2.1 to 11.5)] than those preferring male condom (reference). Women whose husbands had vasectomy had also on average significant better score of "general health perceptions" than condom users (reference) [adjusted regression coefficient=7.1(95%CI: 0.23 to 14)]. Withdrawal showed on average higher score of "vitality" than condom users (reference) [adjusted regression coefficient=25.07(95%CI: 7.44 to 42.6)]. Conclusion: The results showed that some aspects of women's quality of life could be affected by using different contraception methods.