Can Hypothyroidism Patients Take 1 Month Of Birth Control?

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Hello Doctor … Can a hypothyroid patient get 1 month of injection? And what type of birth control should not be given to a hypothyroid patient? Thank you …

1 Answer:

Hello Yanti, Thank you for the question.


The use of contraception is one way to prevent pregnancy. Available contraception consists of hormonal contraception (which contains hormones) and non-hormonal contraception (non-hormonal). Family planning injections are included in the group of hormonal contraception. Every woman who wants to use any contraception, especially hormonal contraception, is highly recommended to consult first with a specialist obstetric and gynecologist because not all women can use hormonal contraception; especially if the woman has other medical conditions such as hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism is a condition where thyroid hormone levels are lower than normal, which can be caused by several causes. Patients with hypothyroidism must also be careful in having contraception. Patients with hypothyroidism are not recommended to use hormonal contraceptives that contain high levels of estrogen because. High estrogen levels can increase levels of thyroid binding globulin, a protein that functions to bind thyroid hormones. If thyroid hormone is bound to this protein, thyroid hormone in the blood will be low. This bound thyroid hormone cannot be used by the body. Thus, this condition can further aggravate the condition of hypothyroidism. Therefore, patients with hypothyroidism should consult with a specialist obstetric and gynecologist in advance to determine the appropriate contraception for his condition.


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