Clinical Question: Can a patient use ulipristal acetate (ella) for emergency contraception more than once a menstrual cycle? Jodi K, FNP New York, NY Jodi’s patient took ulipristal for emergency contraception one week ago and had a second condom rupture six days later. The patient’s body mass index is 31, and she did not want…
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This issue reviews which birth control options are best for folks of varied gender experiences, particularly for people taking gender-affirming hormones like testosterone or estrogen.
Many people stop using contraception too early in their lives, due to the fact that they believe infertility happens earlier than it does. Learn more about when to stop using contraception in this Contraceptive Pearl.
For people who want to avoid hormonal contraceptives, consider using internal condoms. Read more about them in this Contraceptive Pearl.
Only a very small percentage of men in the US have had vasectomies. In this Contraceptive Pearl, learn more about them and their benefits for men who are finished with childbearing.
Implicit bias can lead clinicians to encourage certain contraceptive methods over others for particular groups of patients. This edition of the Contraceptive Pearls summarizes recent studies on implicit bias and discusses the importance of patient-centered contraceptive counseling.
Some people struggle with nausea related to oral contraception. Read this Contraceptive Pearl for reasons this might be happening and ways to fix this issue.
This Contraceptive Pearl clarifies how to communicate risk to address questions regarding cancer risk for users of hormonal contraception.
Fear of cancer prevents many people from using birth control pills. However, contrary to popular belief, oral contraceptives (OC) do not raise one’s overall risk of cancer. This Contraceptive Pearl lays out the cancer risks associated with using hormonal contraception.
IUDs are a safe and reliable form of contraception. With proper counseling about known risks, IUDs can be offered ay any time during the postpartum period.
Contraceptive PearlsThis monthly clinical e-newsletter highlights evidence-based best practices for contraceptive care
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