The Indonesian Journal of Public Health
Vol 8, No 3 (2012): The Indonesian Journal of Public Health

Relationship between Type and duration of hormonal contraception utilization and the Increasing of Acceptor’s Body Weight


Efi, Sriwahyuni ( Fakultas Kesehatan Masyarakat Universitas Airlangga ) , Wahyuni, Chatarina Umbul ( Fakultas Kesehatan Masyarakat Universitas Airlangga )



Article Info

Publish Date
07 Nov 2013

Abstract

Hormonal contraception which is contain of estrogen or progesterone usually used in family planning program to prevent pregnancy.This contraception consists of pill, injection, and implant. Hormonal contraception used may increase the body weight. This research wasconducted to analyze the relationship between type and duration of hormonal contraception utilization and the increasing of acceptor’s bodyweight. This is a cross sectional research with 69 samples randomly selected from 415 hormonal contraception user. The variables of thisresearch were age, education level, status of job, number of children, variety and duration in utilization of hormonal contraception. The datawere statistically analyzed using chi-square test (α = 0.05) The result indicated that most of respondents were 20–35 years old, high schoolgraduates, housewives, and had no more than two children. There was, apparently, no relationship between the type of hormonal contraceptionused and the increasing of body weight (p = 0.438). However, there was signifi cant relationship between the duration of hormonal contraceptionutilization and the increasing of body weight (p = 0.016; OR = 4.250; 95% CI: 1.246-14.502). It was imply that the longer used of hormonalcontraception tend to increased the body weight.Key words: hormonal contraception, increasing of body weight, the duration of hormonal contraception utilization


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