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.
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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?
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.
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.
In this Contraceptive Pearl, options of contraception for women who have experienced abnormal pap smears are detailed.
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?
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.
The progestin implant, Implanon, introduced in 1999, has been replaced by an updated version called Nexplanon.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.
This Contraceptive Pearl reviews considerations for contraceptives with patients post bariatric surgery. As the number of bariatric surgical procedures among reproductive-aged women increases, contraceptive counseling before surgery rises in importance.
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.