Liletta, a new progestin intrauterine device (IUD), was approved by the FDA in February 2015. It is the same size and shape as the Mirena and contains the same dose of levonorgestrel. Learn more about Liletta by reading this edition of the Contraceptive Pearls.
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Due to the risk of fetal anomalies with these medications, contraceptive counseling is particularly important for women taking anticonvulsants. This Contraceptive Pearl covers contraception and contraindications for patients on anticonvulsants.
For patients with a history of sexual trauma, pelvic exams may trigger PTSD symptoms. The techniques outlined in this Contraceptive Pearl of trauma-informed care can lead to an easier exam.
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.
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.
Contraceptive PearlsThis monthly clinical e-newsletter highlights evidence-based best practices for contraceptive care
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