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Contraceptive Pearl: Dual Method Protection

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.

Contraceptive Pearl: Non-Latex Condoms

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.

Contraceptive Pearl: Hormonal Contraceptives and Blood Pressure

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.

Contraceptive Pearl: Permanent Birth Control Options

For patients who don’t want to have more children, there are several permanent birth control options available: tubal ligation and hysteroscopic sterilization for women, and vasectomy for men. This Contraceptive Pearl covers the pros and cons of each option.

Contraceptive Pearl: Headaches and Hormonal Contraception

Women with migraine headaches have a higher risk of stroke – migraine with aura raises the risk more – and estrogen-containing contraceptives raise the risk of stroke even further. May women with migraine headaches take estrogen-containing birth control?

Contraceptive Pearl: Sex, Education and Taking Sexual History of Teens

Seventy percent of teens report having had intercourse by their 19th birthday. However, 41% of teens aged 18-19 report that they know little or nothing about condoms, and 75% report that they know little or nothing about the contraceptive pill. This Contraceptive Pearl coves how best to talk to teens about contraception.

Contraceptive Pearls

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

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