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Contraceptive Pearl: Breast Cancer and Contraception

For many years, clinicians and patients were concerned that hormonal contraceptives might raise the risk of developing breast cancer. Fortunately, studies indicate that using hormonal contraception does not contribute to breast cancer. This Contraceptive Pearl details the history and relationship between hormonal contraceptives and breast cancer.

Contraceptive Pearl: Contraceptive Care for LGBT Patients

All patients deserve to be treated with the highest level of respect. When a patient is a member of the LGBT community, health care providers should take care to use the correct language so that the patient feels most comfortable.

Contraceptive Pearl: Withdrawal

Nearly 60% of women aged 15-44 in the United States have used withdrawal for birth control at least once. This contraceptive Pearl covers the pros and cons of this contraceptive method.

Contraceptive Pearl: Introducing Liletta, a New Progestin IUD

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.

Contraceptive Pearl: Contraception and Anticonvulsants

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.

Contraceptive Pearl: Non-Hormonal Contraception

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.

Contraceptive Pearls

This monthly clinical e-newsletter highlights evidence-based best practices for contraceptive care

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