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Contraceptive Pearl: Continuous Use of Contraception

Why have a period? Hormonal contraception products allow for plenty of flexibility. This Contraceptive Pearls explains how to skip periods by using hormonal birth control. This Contraceptive Pearl was first published March 2010.

Contraceptive Pearl: Multiple Sclerosis and Contraception

Multiple sclerosis (MS), a degenerative neurologic disorder, often begins in early adulthood. The illness itself does not complicate pregnancy or affect contraceptive choice. Read this Contraceptive Pearl to learn more about managing contraception for patients with multiple sclerosis.

Contraceptive Pearl: Is follow-up necessary after starting OCs?

Although follow-up appointments for patients who have just been prescribed oral contraceptives can be seen as positive, they can actually present many problems for some patients. Read this Contraceptive Pearl to find out why these follow-ups might not be necessary.

Contraceptive Pearl: Headaches and Hormonal Contraception

Women who have migraines with aura and take estrogen-containing contraceptives have a relatively higher risk of suffering from a stroke than women who take contraceptives without estrogen. Luckily, there are multiple progestin-only contraceptives, which you can read about in this Contraceptive Pearl.

Contraceptive Pearl: Depression and Contraception

Depression affects many of our patients. In the United States, the lifetime prevalence of major depression is 17%, approximately twice as common among women as among men. This edition of the Contraceptive Pearls reviews best practices for contraceptive care for patients with depression.

Contraception for patients with lupus

Systemic lupus erythematosus primarily affects women of reproductive age and often worsens during pregnancy. This issue covers contraceptive options for lupus patients who usually receive little contraceptive counseling.

Contraceptive Pearls

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