MD, Taleghani Hospital, Genomic Research Center, Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
MD, MPH, Community Medicine Department, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
Master of Control Engineering, Department of Electrical, Biomedical and Mechatronics Engineering, Qazvin Branch, Islamic Azad University, Qazvin, IR Iran
Background: Women’s activity in many social and religious events necessitates them to have their menstruation suppressed, including in yearly Hajj rites for Muslim women. According to the Islamic religious set-ups, Muslim women must be physically and morally clean during the Hajj rites in Mecca. In this research, the eﬃciency and side eﬀects of extended consumption of hormonal agents in Iranian women during the Hajj rites in Mecca were examined.
Methods: The retrospective cross-sectional study involved a sum of 212 participants of pilgrim women recruited from 30 Sep. to 4 Nov. 2013, already prescribed with diﬀerent types of hormonal agents for 35 - 36 days. Thereafter, they were assessed by questionnaires for the sake of success and side eﬀects throughout the approach.
Results: Out of 212 subjects, 161 (75.9%) had experienced menstrual delay during Hajj rites with no spotting. Women taking combined oral contraceptives within the ﬁrst half of their menstrual cycle had a signiﬁcant postponement of menstrual bleeding.
Conclusions: Majority of the pilgrim women who completed the Hajj rites thoroughly with no spotting were satisﬁed with the extended consumption of hormonal agents.
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