Contraception

Reasons young women choose a particular contraceptive method

September 14, 2020

An overwhelming 84% of young women in the United States who reported using contraception chose their method based on factors other than provider recommendation, according to a survey.

FDA provides new information on Essure device

August 12, 2020

Yesterday, on August 11, 2020, the FDA posted the first spreadsheet of adverse event reports.

Terminology for ob/gyns to use when treating transgender patients

August 06, 2020

Transgender and nonbinary people face disproportionate rates of stigma and discrimination in seeking healthcare—and may encounter additional unique barriers in attaining gynecologic and reproductive care.

Progesterone vaginal ring for contraception during lactation

August 03, 2020

Ensuring access to safe and effective contraception for postpartum women is an important national goal for India because only one-quarter of the country’s postpartum population is using contraception.

New information to improve LARC access in teens

July 28, 2020

The American Academy of Pediatrics has released new information to improve long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) access for teenagers.

Controlling abnormal uterine bleeding in adolescents with levonorgestrel IUDs

July 16, 2020

New research suggests levonorgestrel IUDs are successful in treating adolescents with HMB and AUB.

Now is the time for over-the-counter hormonal contraception

July 09, 2020

“This wouldn’t have happened if I was still in Brazil!” exclaimed my patient.

Postpartum etonogestrel-releasing implants and depression

June 24, 2020

Rates of depression at 6 weeks postpartum among adolescents and young adults (AYA) were significantly lower in those initiating immediate postpartum etonogestrel (ENG) implants compared to other birth control methods, according to new research.

Study finds plasma oxytocin levels higher in OC users

June 10, 2020

Plasma oxytocin levels are significantly higher in oral contraceptive (OC) users than in to non-users, according to a study in Scientific Reports. The cross-sectional study of nearly 200 women also found that scores for satisfaction with life were higher among OC users.

Payment for contraceptive services at safety net clinics

March 13, 2020

After Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), use of insurance for visits to safety net clinics specifically for contraception increased in all states, according to a recent study.