And my task for this afternoon is to review for you a new contraceptive option and what I’d like to do first is show you my disclosure statement and then I will go into the first part of discussion, talk about why I think there’s a need for this new contraception option and then go in much greater depth in discussing it.
The topic of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) continues to emerge as a central theme that we, as clinicians to female patients, address every day. We recognize that the public is much more aware of and interested in HRT now than was the case a decade ago.
A number of perimenopausal women and their health care providers choose to either decline or prematurely discontinue use of oral contraceptives (OCs), despite the availability of formulations that can prevent pregnancy and address perimenopausal symptoms. This lack of use is due to several factors.