Multimorbidity and effective contraception

December 11, 2019

Reproductive-aged women with at least one chronic health condition were twice as likely to use highly effective contraception than women without a chronic condition, according to new research.

Insurance status a barrier to desired sterilization

December 10, 2019

Medicaid patients are less likely to receive sterilization at time of cesarean, and the reason may surprise you.

Follow-up care and continuation rates for long-acting reversible contraceptives

November 07, 2019

Continuation rates for long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARC) were high in a group of adolescent and young adult (AYA) women, according to a retrospective chart review in the Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology.

Oral contraceptives and concurrent depressive symptoms

November 07, 2019

A JAMA Psychiatry prospective cohort study found that scores for depression were higher among younger adolescents who used oral contraceptives (OCs) than those who did not, but the connection did not remain when all included age groups of the study were combined. 

Progestin-only contraceptives and sexual function among first-time users

October 24, 2019

A recent presentation at the 2019 American Society for Reproductive Medicine Scientific Congress & Expo compared female sexual function (FSF) in three progestin-only contraceptives (POCs) among first-time users.

Patient-provider communication with the decision-support tool My Birth Control

October 14, 2019

A recently published study found that providers are more likely to focus on the patient's contraceptive preferences when the patient has interacted with a contraceptive decision-support tool.

Sexual minority women and contraceptive use

October 14, 2019

Sexual minority women (SMW) face many of the same barriers in obtaining and using contraceptives as those described by straight women, according to new research.

Immediate postpartum LARC for women at high risk for medical complications

September 16, 2019

This summary of SMFM Consult Series #48 provides answers to 15 frequently asked questions about postpartum contraception.  

Quiz: Risks and benefits of hormonal contraception

September 06, 2019

Since hormonal contraception was introduced in the 1960s, the risks and benefits of the drugs have been the topic of considerable debate. How much do you know about the subject?   

Risk of rapid repeat pregnancy in women with schizophrenia

September 04, 2019

A recent population-based cohort study examined whether women with schizophrenia are at higher risk for rapid repeat pregnancy than their peers without schizophrenia.