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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Skyla contains 13.5mg of levonorgestrel and provides up to three years of protection against pregnancy. Learn all about this new intrauterine device in this Contraceptive Pearl.
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.
IUDs are a great type of long-lasting contraception, and each type of IUD lasts for a different amount of time. Find out the duration of different kinds of IUDs in this Contraceptive Pearl.
As of September 2014, HCPCS codes for removing and inserting IUDs and contraceptive implants have changed. Read the new codes in this Contraceptive Pearl.
The United States has one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in the developed world. This Contraceptive Pearl demonstrates how IUDs can be a good contraceptive option for teens.
Cost is one of the biggest barriers to effective contraception. About 18% of American women are uninsured, and many more are under-insured. This Contraceptive Pearl explores low-cost, non-hormonal methods of 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?
Clinician Question: Is my patient more likely to get pregnant right after she uses EC? This Contraceptive Pearl covers the risks of pregnancy following the use to emergency contraception pills and what providers can do to avoid unintended pregnancies after emergency contraception use.
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?