Liletta, a new progestin intrauterine device (IUD), was approved by the FDA in February 2015 and should be available by the end of April. Liletta has the same size and shape as the Mirena and contains the same dose of levonorgestrel. Liletta’s inserter device has some of the features of the Paragard and some of…
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The LNG-IUD 13.5mg Progestin IUD, also known by its brand name, Skyla®, is the newest IUD approved by the FDA. This Contraceptive Pearl answers questions about the pros and cons of this contraceptive method.
For patients with a history of sexual trauma, pelvic exams may trigger PTSD symptoms. The techniques outlined in this Contraceptive Pearl of trauma-informed care can lead to an easier exam.
We all know that hormonal contraceptives prevent pregnancy. Hormonal birth control products may benefit your patients in many other ways, too. These non-contraceptive health benefits can help clinicians who have to deal with religious restrictions on clinical practice.
Do some of your patients wrinkle their noses at the idea of an intrauterine device (IUD)? Don’t forget to suggest the progestin implant! Learn about the single rod progestin implant in this Contraceptive Pearl.
Nearly half of all pregnancies in the U.S are unintended, and teens are at highest risk for experiencing an unwanted pregnancy. Does comprehensive contraceptive counseling affect women’s decisions?
Why have a period? Hormonal contraception products allow for plenty of flexibility. This Contraceptive Pearls explains how to skip periods by using hormonal birth control.
This Contraceptive Pearl covers best clinical practices for providing progestin re-injections to patients.
Depo Provera (Depo) is a progestin injected into the upper arm every three months. Contraceptive Pearl about how the shot/depo works.
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.