Contraception

Counseling on adverse events of intrauterine contraception

December 02, 2021

Professionals who provide contraception counseling need sufficient training and resources to offer comprehensive information about adverse reactions of intrauterine contraception, according to 2 web-based discussion boards about sexual and reproductive health.

Copper IUD continuation, adverse effects, and cost

November 18, 2021

For the analysis as a whole, “The more localized the copper on an IUD frame and the ability of the frame to conform to the uterine cavity, the more favorable were outcomes at one year,” wrote the authors.

Increasing access to contraception in the United States

November 11, 2021

One year after the close of the Increasing Access to Contraception (IAC) Learning Community, participants had sustained their efforts in support of at least 1 goal: to improve women’s access to the full range of contraceptive options.

Contraception for women with mental illness

October 12, 2021

Women with mental illness who use contraception may have comparable or lower rates of mood symptoms with hormonal contraceptives than those who use other types of contraception, or no contraception at all.

Certain incentives may help those with OUD prevent unintended pregnancy

September 10, 2021

Among women with opioid use disorder (OUD) at high risk for unintended pregnancy, on-site contraceptive services coupled with financial incentives to attend follow-up visits to assess contraceptive satisfaction was a significantly more effective and cost-beneficial intervention than without incentives or with usual care, according to a prospective randomized clinical trial in JAMA Psychiatry.

Oral contraceptives and risk of cardiac events in women with congenital long-QT syndrome

August 18, 2021

Women with congenital long-QT syndrome (LQTS) have an increased risk of cardiac events, including sudden cardiac death, after the onset of adolescence, perhaps due to the effects of estrogen and progesterone on cardiac potassium channels.