Contraception

Data still hazy for immediate postpartum hormonal contraception and postpartum depression

May 06, 2022

A recent study presented at the 2022 American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists' Annual Clinical & Scientific Meeting found that there was neither a decreased nor increased risk for postpartum depression in patients who received hormonal contraception due to insufficient evidence.

Caring for women who are or have been incarcerated: contraception, sexual health, and trauma-informed care

February 28, 2022

In this episode of Pap Talk, Gloria Bachmann, MD, MSc, breaks down what it means to be a health care provider for incarcerated individuals, and explores the specific challenges women and their providers face during and after incarceration. Joined by sexual health expert Michael Krychman, MD, Bachmann also discusses trauma-informed care and how providers can get informed.

Combined oral contraceptives for patients with rheumatoid arthritis

February 08, 2022

While the use of combined oral contraceptives (COCs) among patients with rheumatoid and autoimmune disorders have focused on safety, a narrative review in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research highlighted the efficacy and benefits of these contraceptives in females with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).