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Do oral contraceptive pills in low dose (LD) change one's mood?

(2016) Do oral contraceptive pills in low dose (LD) change one's mood? Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences.


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Taking oral contraceptive pills is among the safest ways of preventing pregnancy among families. These pills are daily taken by about 100 million women all around the world. However a great many research carried out so far has indicated that women stop taking these pills due to their side effects. The primary side effect has been reported to be change in one's mood. The present research seeks to investigate the effect of contraceptive pills on women's mood. Participants were women who visited the clinics in BandarAbbas in 2013. The present descriptive/analytic study aims to investigate the effect of contraceptive pills on changing women's mood. 100 women between 15 to 47 years of age who consumed monophasic contraceptive pills (LD) participated in this study. They visited the most popular clinics in Bandar Abbas (numbers 2, 3 and 5), and had taken contraceptive pills for the previous six months. Sampling was done through simple, convenient sample selection method in 2013. The required data were gathered in face-face interviews and through specific pre-designed checklists. The data were then analyzed using SPSS version 20. The data which were analyzed by SPSS 20 showed statistically significant differences between the mean scores of positive and negative affects (positive mood mean: 24.48, negative mood mean: 29.82). According to the findings obtained, contraceptive pills managed to change women's mood. Results revealed that taking these pills decreased positive affects and increased negative affects among consumers. Awareness raising along with instructions on how to control the side effects can solve many of women's problems and can cut down on negative side effects and improve women's health.

Item Type: Article
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Keywords: oral contraceptive agent, adolescent; adult; affect; Article; breast tenderness; drug safety; female; human; Iran; low drug dose; mastalgia; mood change; Positive and Negative Affect Schedule; sexual dysfunction; side effect; women's health
Subjects: WM Psychiatry > WM 140-197 Mental Disorders. Behavioral Symptoms
Divisions: Research Vice-Chancellor Department > Student Research Committee
Depositing User: مهندس هدی فهیم پور

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