This Contraceptive Pearl reviews considerations for contraceptives with patients post bariatric surgery. As the number of bariatric surgical procedures among reproductive-aged women increases, contraceptive counseling before surgery rises in importance.
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As Intrauterine Device (IUD) use increases, clinicians will confront the problem of missing IUD strings more often. This Contraceptive Pearl answers the question: What’s the best way to manage missing IUD strings?
We all know that hormonal contraceptives prevent pregnancy. Hormonal birth control products may benefit your patients in many other ways, too. These non-contraceptive health benefits can help clinicians who have to deal with religious restrictions on clinical practice.
Even though progestin emergency contraception (EC) is now available over the counter, health care providers continue to play an important educational role. This Contraceptive Pearl covers three types of EC and their risks and benefits.
This Contraceptive Pearl covers best clinical practices for providing progestin re-injections to patients.
Nearly half of all pregnancies in the U.S are unintended, and teens are at highest risk for experiencing an unwanted pregnancy. Does comprehensive contraceptive counseling affect women’s decisions?
Using condoms along with the pill, patch, or ring reduces the risk of unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection (STI). This Contraceptive Pearl covers dual method protection.
Male condoms are one of the most inexpensive and easily accessible forms of contraception. Most condoms are made of latex. However, about 6% of the U.S population has a latex allergy. This Contraceptive Pearl discusses non-latex condoms.
Clinician Question: Is my patient more likely to get pregnant right after she uses EC? This Contraceptive Pearl covers the risks of pregnancy following the use to emergency contraception pills and what providers can do to avoid unintended pregnancies after emergency contraception use.
Hormonal contraceptives’ effect on blood pressure depends on the type of synthetic estrogen/progestin and hormone dosage. This Contraceptive Pearl covers the risks of hormonal contraception and how to best establish medical eligibility for initiating hormonal contraception.
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