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Contraceptive Pearl: Withdrawal

Nearly 60% of women aged 15-44 in the United States have used withdrawal for birth control at least once. This contraceptive Pearl covers the pros and cons of this contraceptive method.

Contraceptive Pearl: Introducing Liletta, a New Progestin IUD

Liletta, a new progestin intrauterine device (IUD), was approved by the FDA in February 2015. It is the same size and shape as the Mirena and contains the same dose of levonorgestrel. Learn more about Liletta by reading this edition of the Contraceptive Pearls.

Contraceptive Pearl: Contraception and Anticonvulsants

Due to the risk of fetal anomalies with these medications, contraceptive counseling is particularly important for women taking anticonvulsants. This Contraceptive Pearl covers contraception and contraindications for patients on anticonvulsants.

Contraceptive Pearl: Non-Hormonal Contraception

Some women avoid hormonal contraception due to concern about side effects. Other women want to steer clear of all medications. Regardless of their reason, women who prefer to avoid hormones have a variety of contraceptive options available.

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: Contraception After 40

Many women stop using contraception after age 40 because they believe they can’t get pregnant. However, infertility rates for women over 40 are lower than many might expect: about 17% at age 40, 55% at age 45 and 95% at age 50. This Contraceptive Pearl covers this issues around choosing birth control after 40.

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 Pearls

This monthly clinical e-newsletter highlights evidence-based best practices for contraceptive care

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