Elhumera M. Haj-Alhassan1, Haghamad Allzain2,*, Abedwahab Abdeen1, Mosab O. Khalid1, K.H. Bakheit3
1- Dept. of Clinical Chemistry, Faculty of Laboratory Sciences, Shendi University, Shendi, Sudan
2- Dept. of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Shendi University, Shendi, Sudan, *firstname.lastname@example.org
3- Dept. of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, King Abudaziz University, Jeddah, KSA
A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted in Shendi Town, Sudan, from March to July 2018 to assess the effect of oral contraceptives on the level of Ca2+, PO43-, Mg2+, Fe2+ sera in 100 women (50 using oral contraceptive pills and 50 not, as a control group) with ages of 15-50 years. Mean levels of Ca2+, PO43-, Mg2+, Fe2+ sera among women on oral contraceptive pills was 7.7, 3.31, 1.8 and 32.0 mg/dL respectively, while for the control group was 8.8, 3.35, 2.1 and 20.8 mg/dL respectively. A significantly lower mean Ca2+, PO43- and Mg2+ and higher Fe2+ level was found in women using oral contraceptive pills compared to the control group.
Keywords: Contraceptive pills, women, Ca2+, PO43-, Mg2+, Fe2+.