Some women avoid hormonal contraception due to concern about side effects. Other women want to steer clear of all medications. Regardless of their reason, women who prefer to avoid hormones have a variety of contraceptive options available.
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The intrauterine device (IUD) is an excellent postpartum contraceptive method. Right after childbirth, women are certain that they are not pregnant, they are highly motivated to use contraception and they appreciate avoiding extra visits to the pharmacy or clinician’s office. This Contraceptive Pearl covers postpartum IUD insertion.
The LNG-IUD 13.5mg Progestin IUD, also known by its brand name, Skyla®, is the newest IUD approved by the FDA. This Contraceptive Pearl answers questions about the pros and cons of this contraceptive method.
Many women stop using contraception after age 40 because they believe they can’t get pregnant. However, infertility rates for women over 40 are lower than many might expect: about 17% at age 40, 55% at age 45 and 95% at age 50. This Contraceptive Pearl covers this issues around choosing birth control after 40.
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.
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?
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