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The efficacy and safety of hormonal contraception is essential for promoting reproductive and family health.Understanding the effect of hormonal contraceptives on patients’ well-being and contraceptive preference is crucial inpromoting acceptance and adherence to contraception.Methods:

A cross-sectional study was conducted among 261 participants accessing reproductive healthcare services at the clinic. Data on socio-demographic characteristics, lipid profiles, clinical parameters, obstetric history, and contraceptivepreferences were collected and analyzed using descriptive statistics, percentages and chi-square tests
Almost all of the study population were married (98.9%) and of Yoruba ethnicity (97.7%), the age category of31-35 years constituted about one-third (29.9%) of the study population. A majority had secondary education (41.8%). About 37 (14%) of the women had a high-risk atherogenic index while the majority of the women were of low to intermediate-risk atherogenic index. The blood pressure was significantly higher among patients on implants andcombined oral contraceptives. Depo-Provera (47.5%) was the predominant hormonal contraceptive among theparticipants.
This study showed the variations in the atherogenic index, systolic and diastolic blood pressures of thestudy participants which are possible risk factors for cardiovascular events. Reproductive healthcare providers shouldmonitor patients on hormonal contraceptives to prevent the occurrence of such cardiovascular events


Lipid profile Hormonal contraceptive Clinic, Family planning

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