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.
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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.
The progestin implant, Implanon, introduced in 1999, has been replaced by an updated version called Nexplanon.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.
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.
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.
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 is about ella, a new emergency contraception pill which can be taken up to five days after unprotected intercourse.
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.
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.
How long do IUDs remain effective? After the FDA approved the progestin (Mirena) and copper (Paragard) IUDs, further studies supported two extra years of use for each device.