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Contraceptive Pearl: Permanent Birth Control Options

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.

Contraceptive Pearl: Contraceptive Care for LGBT Patients

All patients deserve to be treated with the highest level of respect. When a patient is a member of the LGBT community, health care providers should take care to use the correct language so that the patient feels most comfortable.

Contraceptive Pearl: Natural Family Planning

Natural Family Planning (NFP) methods, also known as Fertility Awareness, help women track their fertile and non-fertile days. This Contraceptive Pearl discusses Natural Planning Methods, their efficacy and important considerations.

Contraceptive Pearl: Progestin Implant Update

The progestin implant, Implanon, introduced in 1999, has been replaced by an updated version called Nexplanon.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.

Contraceptive Pearl: Contraception and Bariatric Surgery

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.

Contraceptive Pearl: Emergency Contraception Clinician Guide

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.

Contraceptive Pearl: Postpartum IUD

The intrauterine device (IUD) is an excellent postpartum contraceptive method. Right after childbirth, women are certain that they are not pregnant, they are highly motivated to use contraception and they appreciate avoiding extra visits to the pharmacy or clinician’s office. This Contraceptive Pearl covers postpartum IUD insertion.

Contraceptive Pearl: Estrogen Contraindications

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.