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Mention two advantages of lactational amenorrhea as a contraceptive method.

Answer :

Intensely lactating mothers have absence of menstruation. This phenomenon is known as lactational amenorrhea.

The advantages of lactational amenorrhea as a contraceptive method are:


i. Breastfeeding leads to increased levels of prolactin, a hormone that inhibits ovulation and thereby no pregnancy.


ii. Also intense lactation affects the production of certain reproductive hormones. It is known to suppress the production of Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone (GRH) and Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH).


iii. She would not need to use any pill or devices for birth control. So, there will be no side effects.


iv. It does not require any insertion of any type of devices.


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