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Medicina clínica y social

On-line version ISSN 2521-2281


RAMOS, Gabriela  and  SEGOVIA, Raquel. Experience with the subdermal implant in adolescents in the Department and Service of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Med. clín. soc. [online]. 2021, vol.5, n.2, pp.72-75. ISSN 2521-2281.


The adolescent fertility rate (15-19 years) in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), with a value of 73.2 per thousand, stands out for being very high, compared to 48.9 worldwide and 52.7 in developing countries.


It is an observational, descriptive and temporally retrospective study. The sampling is non-probabilistic of consecutive cases. The accessible population are women between 12 and 19 years of age who accepted the application of the subdermal implant as a contraceptive method who attended the Ñangareko space of the Gynecology and Obstetrics Service, in the period of 1 year (2019-2020).


Regarding the adverse effects of the subdermal implant, 79.4% did not notice changes in the menstrual pattern, however, 17.9% had spotting and 2.7% had amenorrhea. 5.4% report headache, 1.3% report mood disturbance or anxiety. Regarding breast tension, it was present in 0.4% of cases. 4% reported pain or irritation in the area.


The use of the subdermal implant has proven to be a safe, low-cost method that does not generate discomfort or side effects that make women give up its use, the safety of this contraceptive method is supported by several investigations on its benefits and safety.

Keywords : Gynecology; Obstetrics; Adverse effects; Contraceptives.

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