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.

Motivational interviewing of women leaving prison on contraception

February 11, 2020

Computer-assisted motivational interviewing may not be effective for convincing released female inmates to use contraception, according to new research from Contraception.

Attitudes about contraception in postpartum women with pregestational diabetes

February 11, 2020

Women with pregestational diabetes mellitus (DM) who recognize benefits in contraception and preconception care are much more likely to use contraception postpartum, according to a survey in the Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing.

Immediate postpartum LARC

January 20, 2020

Besides routinely offering postpartum LARC to their patients, ob/gyns must advocate for policies that support these devices.

Impact of contraception in school health center

January 08, 2020

Research from Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive indicates that school-based health centers offering comprehensive reproductive services leads to substantially fewer teenage pregnancies, abortions and births.  

Effectiveness of contraceptive counseling strategies

January 08, 2020

Counseling strategies that target women initiating a contraception method, including structured counseling on side effects, tend to increase contraceptive continuation, according to research from BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health. 

Contraceptive counseling and patient experience

December 11, 2019

Research from Contraception indicates that a new counseling strategy could lead to enhanced patient satisfaction with their birth control method.