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International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology

International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Print ISSN: 2522-6614, Online ISSN: 2522-6622

International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology

2020, Vol. 4, Issue 4, Part A

Prolonged oral contraceptive use and hearing loss; cross sectional analysis in Kashmiri population
Author(s): Fiza Aftab and Omar Mohammad Shafi
Abstract: Background: Present day women avoid unwanted pregnancy by a variety of methods, oral contraceptives being one of them. The prolonged use of these oral contraceptive pills (OCP) has substantial physical and sensory effects.
Aim: To find out the alteration of hearing sensitivity following prolonged usage of OCP.
Methodology: The study included 20 healthy women who used OCPS for a minimum of 6 months without any medical complications. Audiological evaluation included pure tone audiometry (PTA), Speech audiometry, and Impedance audiometry.
Results: The results show from this study showed that there was no significant change in the hearing threshold following prolonged contraceptive doses.
Conclusion: This cross sectional study represents a small study population and the result of no significant alteration should be taken with caution and further randomised studies are required.
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How to cite this article:
Fiza Aftab, Omar Mohammad Shafi. Prolonged oral contraceptive use and hearing loss; cross sectional analysis in Kashmiri population. Int J Clin Obstet Gynaecol 2020;4(4):01-03. DOI: 10.33545/gynae.2020.v4.i4a.610
International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology