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.
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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.
Even though progestin emergency contraception (EC) is now available over the counter, health care providers continue to play an important educational role. This Contraceptive Pearl covers three types of EC and their risks and benefits.
This edition covers the use of contraception by people with sickle cell disease.
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?
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.
What are the recommended screening questions and particularly the most effective contraceptive methods for obese teens?