After pregnancy, breastfeeding can work in conjunction with birth control, or even on its own as birth control. Learn more about the intersection between breastfeeding and birth control in this Contraceptive Pearl.
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This Contraceptive Pearl explores IUD insertion, with overviews of reasons one might want an IUD inserted and some of the many pros of this type of contraception.
Cost is one of the biggest barriers to accessing effective hormonal birth control. Read this Contraceptive Pearl to find out about low-cost options for hormonal birth control.
The birth control pill, patch and ring contain estrogen and progestin. Of those two hormones, estrogen carries more risk – especially to the cardiovascular system. This Contraceptive Pearl covers which women shouldn’t take estrogen.
Since EC isn’t available over-the-counter to everyone yet, clinicians should be well-versed in the different types of emergency contraception. This Contraceptive Pearl details the different types so clinicians can know what will work best for their patients.
The progestin implant, Implanon, introduced in 1999, has been replaced by an updated version called Nexplanon. The Contraceptive Pearl covers the differences between Implanon and Nexplanon.
Contraception is especially important for HIV+ women due to the risks that pregnancy can bring on. Different types of contraception and how they work for HIV+ women are detailed in this Contraceptive Pearl.
Several researchers have tried to find a counseling approach that leads women to stick with their contraceptive method longer. So far, the results are disappointing! This Contraceptive Pearl discusses why adherence is low and what clinicians can do about it.
This Contraceptive Pearl covers the best practice to confidentially discuss and prescribe contraception with teens.
Studies of the contraceptive patch and Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) have yielded conflicting results. In 2006, two trials found a higher incidence of nonfatal blood clots among women using the patch than among women taking oral contraceptives, while a third study found no significant difference. How can we frame this discussion so that we communicate honestly without alarming patients?
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