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.
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Women may ovulate soon after an abortion. Many patients presenting for pregnancy termination are dissatisfied with their current contraceptive method and open to making a change. This Contraceptive Pearl covers post-abortion contraceptive options.
After pregnancy, breastfeeding can work in conjunction with birth control, or even on its own as birth control. Learn more about the intersection between breastfeeding and birth control in this Contraceptive Pearl.
Compared to female sterilization, vasectomy is simpler, less expensive, and less likely to cause complications. Vasectomy has efficacy over 99%. Given its many advantages, why is vasectomy so under-used?
What are the recommended screening questions and particularly the most effective contraceptive methods for obese teens?
Studies of the contraceptive patch and Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) have yielded conflicting results. In 2006, two trials found a higher incidence of nonfatal blood clots among women using the patch than among women taking oral contraceptives, while a third study found no significant difference. How can we frame this discussion so that we communicate honestly without alarming patients?
A new “one size fits most” diaphragm, Caya, was approved by the FDA in September 2014 and is now available in the US. Find out about the new diaphragm in this Contraceptive Pearl.
This Contraceptive Pearl covers what to counsel patients who vomited their contraceptive pill.
Many unintended pregnancies happen during a gap between contraceptive methods – that is, at a time when women have stopped one method (due to cost, side effects, a negative newspaper article, a new prescription plan, etc.) without starting a new method.
After IUD use, women return to fertility right after an IUD is removed. This Contraceptive Pearl busts the myth that IUDs negatively affect fertility.